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Introduction to Creative Nonfiction - Oakland Campus: Databases

This guide is to accompany professor Bill Lychack's Fall 2014 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction course.


A database is an online collection of articles and information you can search by using a special interface.  Databases often contain scholarly and peer-reviewed information. 

Database often contain subject specific scholarly articles and resources.  Listed to the right are databases that can help for finding medical and business related information.  For more databases, please visit the ULS's Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject lists.

Hot Topics

Try these sources for info on current controversies.

General Databases

Below are a few general databases that are a good place to while beginning of your research.

In many databases, you can limit your results by date or full-text.

News & Current Events Databases

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

Scholar Search

About Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar? 
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.