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Which database should I use?

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011  |  60 Views

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Journal databases can be used to find full text articles or to find article citations that librarians can help you find elsewhere.  Our databases are organized by subject, with the most popular ones listed at the top of each subject page.

Multidisciplinary Databases (like Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) or JSTOR) cover most disciplines, and they are usually a good starting place.  Compose a search, using OR for alternate keywords and quotation marks for exact phrases.  Copy and paste your search into other databases available until you find a helpful results list.

If you don't find what you're looking for in the Multidisciplinary Databases, use the yellow tabs to navigate to the appropriate subject.  The largest and most generally useful databases will be listed at the top.  Below that, you'll find more specific databases with short descriptions to help you choose.

Lost?  Email us (library@unca.edu) or drop by the Research Help Desk.

TIP: Never use a research database to find a specific article!  Use the catalog to search for the journal it was printed in, and then click the link that will appear if we have it online. 

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