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Readings In Contemporary Non-Fiction - Oakland Campus: Databases

A guide for students in ENGWRT 1390 class with professor Maggie Jones.


A database is an online collection of articles and information you can search by using a special interface.  Databases are often subject or resource specific, allowing you to select a database to search based on your information need.

Listed below are databases that are subject specific in areas including humanities, education, and science.  For more databases, please visit the ULS's Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject lists.

Newspapers and Reporting

General Databases

Government Information

Helpful Guides

Searching our custom-created guides can help you start with a broad research topic and narrow to resources most relevant to your research.  Below are a few guides to help get you started.

You can also search or browse all of Pitt's guides.