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Selecting Databases to Search

Selecting Databases to Search

General databases
If you are not sure which database to search, start with the Discovery Search.

If you would like to start with a specific database instead, or your search results are not matching your expectations, select a specific, multi-disciplinary database such as Academic Search Complete.

or the ProQuest Research Library database.  

Subject-specific databases  
If you are doing research in a specific discipline or subject area, try searching a more subject-specific database as well.

For example, if you are trying to find articles from education journals for a research paper in an education class, try Education Research Complete or ProQuest Education Journals; if you are searching for articles from medical or nursing journals for a nursing class, try CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ovid Nursing Full Text, or MEDLINE.

Selecting a database and accessing a specific journal 
If you would like to find journal articles from a specific journal, go to the Journal Finder

Type in the journal name, and if we have access to the journal (through an online database subscription or through a print subscription), the Journal List search engine will display a link to the journal on the Journal List search screen.