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English 1010: Article Databases

This guide is designed to help you find academic sources for your English 1010 papers, as well as assist you in correctly citing your sources in MLA style.

Key Electronic Resources

Key ResourceTry These First!

Below is a topic database, general and subject-specific encyclopedias, and an article database with which to begin your research.

Additional Topic Databases

Additional General and Subject-Specific Encyclopedias

Additional Article Databases

Search Strategy

Start by searching the topic database, CQ Researcher plus Archive (look to the left), which covers current interest topics. CQ Researcher provides background about your topic, as well as information about the current situation and future outlook.

Next, if needed, look up terms (potential search keywords) and check out the
facts in a more general encyclopedia, such as World Book or Encyclopedia Britannica (both online).  Also, consider using subject-specific encyclopedias included in the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, the Oxford Reference Online, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

After taking the steps above, you know more about your topic, including potential search keywords.  Now you are ready to search the article database, Academic Search Premier, using keywords that will result in journal articles on most topics.  View the Academic Search Premier tutorial and additional help below as needed.

Browse Article Databases by Title

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