All Topics : Getting Started with Research
These resources cover a wide range of topics.
Choosing one of the first three will generally yield some useful results.
CQ Researcher is invaluable for "current events" type searching.
Academic Search Complete | Tutorial
Great starting point! The largest scholarly, multidisciplinary database designed specifically for collegesProQuest Research Library
Another starting point. Designed for the college level studentAcademic OneFile
Another good starting place for general research. Considerable overlap with above databasesCQ Researcher
Excellent source for backgrounds on current events and issues. Ten-year cumulation. Print see Ref H35.E355 1991-2013Facts on File | World News Digest | Tutorial
Full text compilations. Good for background research on current affairsJSTOR Arts and Sciences |
Now with E-Books. Core research and society publications in the humanities and social sciencesProject Muse | Tutorial
Another great resource for humanities and social science researchEncyclopedia Britannica Online
World’s best known encyclopedia. Includes Merriam-Webster's DictionaryNew York Times Historical
The New York Times (1851-2009) historical edition provides full text, full page, and article-level imagesGeneral OneFile
News sources and popular articles on many subjectsGovistics | Quick Start PDF
Publicly generated statistics from U.S. states, counties, local communities and school districts, all combined, collated and presented in standardized formatsArticle First
Index of articles taken from the table of contents pages of journalsClase/Periodica
Spanish language Latin American journals in both the sciences and humanitiesGlobal Road Warrior
In-depth coverage on 175 countriesGrolier Encyclopedia Online
Well known encyclopedia collection. Includes American Heritage DictionaryNew York Times Digital Microfilm
Also known as: ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Starting from 2008, The "Times" presented in exact full-image content of every pageUlrichs Web
Publication data on more than 300,000 serialsMilitary & Government Collection
Collection of periodicals, academic journals and other contentChoice Reviews Online
CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. All reviews published since 1988 are included.