Project Starter Databases

Project Starter Databases

The following databases, listed in subject order, will help you start your research. Each database searches thousands of journals and provides links to peer-reviewed and scholarly articles. What is my login?

To cite articles from these databases, see the APA, MLA and Turabian style Citation Guides.

Multidisciplinary Databases
(work well for all research as well as for general interest)
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)

*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Associates Program Source Plus (EBSCOhost)
*Developed for programs within two year/community colleges
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Academic OneFile (Gale)
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Argumentative/Controversial Issues
Opposing Viewpoints in Context(Gale)
*Presents issues in a pro/con format from a variety of sources
*Material presented by format type (viewpoints, academic articles, etc.)

CQ Researcher Plus Archive (CQ Press)
*Explores a “hot” issue each week using charts, graphs and sidebar articles

Biography
Biography in Context(Gale)
*Biographic information for people in all disciplines, places and times

Business
Business Source Complete(EBSCOhost)
*Comprehensive database of scholarly business articles
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Education
Education Full Text (EBSCOhost)
*Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996
*Limit to full text and peer-reviewed publications by using check boxes

Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)
*Largest and most complete collection of full text education journals
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Health and Medicine
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
*Journals from nursing and health sciences
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (EBSCOhost)
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Medline with FullText (EBSCOhost)
*National Library of Medicine’s authoritative source for medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and more
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

Nursing Collection (OVID)
*Provides nursing research (including CINAHL and Medline) and clinically-relevant ebooks in diagnosis and care procedures

History
History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
*Provides text from history reference books, history magazines, historical documents, and more
*Set to search Academic Search Complete simultaneously
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box
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History (continued)
New York Times Historical (Proquest)
*Full-text and full-image articles for The New York Times®, covering the period from 1851-2011

JSTOR
*Back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences
*Page down to select Discipline: History, and/or others that may apply to the research

Literature
Literature Resources From Gale (AKA Artemis Literary Sources)
*Provides biographies, critical analyses and overviews of works of literature from all time periods

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost)
*Includes plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles of literary criticism, author biographies, and more

JSTOR
*Back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. *Page down to select Discipline: Language & Literature, and/or others that may apply to the research

News
America’s News(NewsBank)
*Newspaper and newswire services from over 700 U.S. newspapers
*Narrow search by location

New York Times 1985-Present (Gale)
*Search box is on the left, or read by date from links in the center

Pensacola News-Journal (ProQuest)
*Full-text coverage of the Pensacola News-Journal from 1999 to present

Psychology
PsychArticles (EBSCOhost)
*Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles
*Uses APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®

JSTOR
*Back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences *Page down to select Discipline: Psychology, Sociology, and/or others that may apply to the research

Science

General Science Full Text (EBSCOhost)
*Searches three science databases at one time: Applied Science and Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text

Science in Context (Gale)
*Full-text science-related reference booksm full text science-related magazines and academic journals, newspaper articles, images, and web site links

Sustainability
GreenFile (EBSCOhost)
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Provides a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment
*Limit to peer-reviewed publications by using check box

 

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