General Education Databases

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Taking an introductory level course? Not sure where to research? Start here! 

Credo Reference

Credo Referenceis the perfect starting point for any research project! It provides access to full-text articles from over 800 reference books. The content is great for providing general background or introductory information on a topic. The articles can help lead researchers to more detail by searching in subject-specific databases, and to help them refine search terms.

Content includes:

  • more than 1,600 full-text magazines and journals
  • nearly 450 full-text reference books
  • more than 73,000 primary source documents
  • more than 1.5 million photos, maps, and flags
  • PDF backfiles dating back to 1917

JSTOR

JSTORis a great starting point for research projects requiring scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and/or primary sources. It provides access to over 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Newsbank: Find a Topic

allows researchers to find information for research assignments and current issues and events on all topics including education, literature, performing and fine arts, world cultures, social issues, and more.

ProQuest: Issues Researcher

covers pro-con issues.

ProQuest: Renaissance

is focused on the arts; architecture and design; culture; literature; multimedia; music; performing arts; philosophy and religion; and visual arts.