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Research Databases connect you to articles, ebooks, streaming video, and more.
Topic Exploration Databases
Use these databases to get background information on your topic, answer the 5 W's, and look for search terms. You
might even find a source you can use in your paper!
Also called GVRL, a great place for overview articles.
Issues & Controversies
Read about both sides of many controversial issues.
Quick overview of topics related to science.
In-depth articles about topics of national or international interest. For topic exploration, just look at the introductory section and skim the rest of the article.
Pro Tip: Get Organized
Email articles to yourself as you find them. The email tools in the databases will reliably lead you back to the article and citation information.
Use the same "tag" in the subject line so you can easily locate all the sources for the same assignment. (Example: #Persuasive)
Collect your resources and works in a paper or electronic folder for each assignment.
These databases are frequently recommended sources of information used in freshman and sophomore research assignments.
Search in multiple -- but not all -- GSU databases and the library catalog at once. (This is the same search as on the library homepage.)
Articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications.
News & Newspapers
U.S. and international newspapers including The Atlanta Journal Constitution and The New York Times.
In-depth articles about health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
~Be sure to pay attention to the dates of the articles.
Pro Tip: Use Limiters
Try these limiters to get to the best information sources:
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Type of Resource
A more in-depth, longer version of the above video: