The library’s research databases enable you to find articles, electronic books, reports, images, and more.
The content of each database varies:
- Some materials are full-text and some are not.
- Some materials are scholarly and some are popular.
- Some databases cover almost every topic while others focus on a specific area.
Below, you will find a list of databases recommended for English.
Instantly Search Literature Databases
How do I …
- Narrow down my search?
- Know which part of my topic to search for?
- Choose the topical keywords that will be the most descriptive?
Think about the important concepts and subject area of your topic. Choose keywords that you can use to search the databases.
Example: In the topic “How will global warming affect developing countries?” the important concepts are global warming and developing countries.
To make sure your search is effective, think of synonyms or additional words to describe your topic:
- global warming
- greenhouse effect
- climate change
- developing countries
- developing nations
- underdeveloped countries
- third world
Example: "global warming" or "greenhouse effect" or "climate change"
This should find all articles containing any of these three terms.
English, Foreign Language, & Humanities Databases
Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following databases are relevant to the subject of English, Foreign Language, & Humanities: