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First-Year Programs Introduction to the Arts and Sciences- Oakland Campus

A guide listing library assignment instructions, tutorial, and resources for the 2017 First Year Programs classes.


A database is an online collection of articles that you can search by topic or keyword.  Databases are great sources for articles because much of the material in ULS databases is the high quality, scholarly research information that most professors want.  Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles.  To search a database:

  • If you know the name of the database you want to search, start at the Databases A-Z list. 
  • If you’re not sure which database to search, you can search databases in a particular Subject, or just ask a librarian for guidance by calling 412-648-3331 or chatting online at Ask-A-Librarian.

Suggested Databases . .

These databases are excellent starting points for your research because they have something on every subject: