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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 CompleteTutorial
Great starting point! The largest scholarly, multidisciplinary database designed specifically for colleges 
ProQuest Research Library
Another starting point. Designed for the college level student
Academic OneFile
Another good starting place for general research. Considerable overlap with above databases 
CQ Researcher
Excellent source for backgrounds on current events and issues. Ten-year cumulation. Print see Ref H35.E355 1991-2013
Facts on File | World News Digest | Tutorial
Full text compilations. Good for background research on current affairs
JSTOR Arts and Sciences |
Tutorial
Now with E-Books. Core research and society publications in the humanities and social sciences 
Project Muse | Tutorial
Another great resource for humanities and social science research
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
World’s best known encyclopedia. Includes Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
New York Times Historical
The New York Times (1851-2009) historical edition provides full text, full page, and article-level images  
General OneFile
News sources and popular articles on many subjects 
Govistics  |  Quick Start PDF
Publicly generated statistics from U.S. states, counties, local communities and school districts, all combined, collated and presented in standardized formats
Article First
Index of articles taken from the table of contents pages of journals 
Clase/Periodica
Spanish language Latin American journals in both the sciences and humanities
Global Road Warrior
In-depth coverage on 175 countries 
Grolier Encyclopedia Online
Well known encyclopedia collection. Includes American Heritage Dictionary 
New York Times Digital Microfilm
Also known as: ProQuest Digital Microfilm 
Starting from 2008, The "Times" presented in exact full-image content of every page 
Ulrichs Web
Publication data on more than 300,000 serials 
Military & Government Collection
Collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content
Choice 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.