General Databases

Places to Start:

  • Academic Search Premier – multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,650 publications, including peer-reviewed journals
  • CQ Researcher – original, comprehensive reporting on issues in the news, including pro/con essays from experts in the field.
  • JSTOR – complete full-text back files of 164 core scholarly journals in most academic areas (contents are 2-5 years behind print publications)
  • MUSE – full text of 400+ academic journals in arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics (current issues included)
  • NewsBank – local, regional, national, and world newspapers, full-text; a dozen Indiana newspapers are covered, including the Indianapolis Star and two Fort Wayne papers

Other places to look :

  • Biography in Context – information on more than 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all subject areas
  • LexisNexis – news, legal information, business, medicine and reviews
  • New York Times, Historical – full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue in 1851 through 2006
  • WorldCat – catalog of books, periodicals and media available in other libraries.

Updated 27-Sep-2010 SWH