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Literature Reviews: Databases

This guide is designed to offer guidance for completing a literature review, and will link you to resources, techniques, and advanced approaches to conducting and writing a literature review.

How do I Find Databases and Articles . .

If you're seeking articles on a topic, search an Article Database.  Databases are collections of citations and articles that you can search by topic or subject.

The links below are good starting points for your searching, but the ULS offers hundreds of focused databases, and most offer links to the full text. To search a database, select the Databases tab on the ULS homepage:

  • 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.

Medical & Psychological Databases

Science Databases

News & Current Events Databases . .

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

Other Suggested Databases

You can find lots of article databases at our Databases by Subject page.  Here are a few you can start with:

Business Databases

Try these business sources, plus others on on the Business Databases list.

Reference Resources

These resources can help you with background information, as well as the resources at our Reference Resources page