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Composition II Research Guide for ENGL 102: Article Databases

Spring 2018

Finding Articles

In Composition II, we expand the range of recommended databases, introducing some specialized and subject databases. This page also includes some links to important statistics sites. We encourage you to explore these resources, and remember that librarians are always standing by to help!

No Full-Text? Unavailable at Upstate?

No full text? Use Full Text Finder to find full-text in another database or in paper copy. If the article is unavailable at Upstate, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan.


Issues-Oriented Databases

These are great places to begin research on current issues. CQ Researcher issues reports that often include statistics and viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints and Points of View Reference Center contain viewpoints on current and controversial issues, but also much more: a variety of articles from magazines or scholarly journals, government information and primary sources, depending on the database.

Basic Multidisciplinary Article Databases

These databases are excellent places to look for articles for your paper. Academic OneFile and Academic Search Premier are similar in scope and content, but they will have a different selection of full-text, so it is worth searching both.

Specialized and Subject Databases

Depending on your topic, or the kind of material you need, you may find one or more of these databases useful.