Two Types of Article Databases
Which article database to use depends upon your topic.

1. General Article Databases

  •  Is your topic general or cross-disciplinary?
  •  Currently in the news?

If so, start with one of the general article databases. These cover a wide range of subjects and often index a mixture of popular and scholarly sources. This is often a good place to begin research. Examples of general databases and the kinds of articles they identify are:

EBSCOhost databases.
EBSCOhost indexes articles from magazines and journals on a range of topics from 1984 to the present. Most are full text.
LexisNexis Academic Universe.
Lexis-Nexis indexes full text news, business, legal and reference information sources.
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale's Academic OneFile indexes articles from magazines and newspapers on many topics, from 1977 to present. Most are full text.
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