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Composition II Research Guide for ENGL 102: Finding Articles

Spring 2020

Overview: Library Databases

Article Databases: How To Videos

To view these videos in "full screen" mode, start viewing the video then use the square [full sceen] icon in the lower right hand corner of the video.

Finding the Full Text (Complete) Articles

Follow these steps to obtain the complete article, or full text, while searching:

  • Look for a PDF Full Text or PDF link.

  • No PDF Full Text or PDF link? Look for another full text link, such as Linked Full Text, Full Text Finder, or HTML Full Text. 

  • Full text link does not give you the entire article? Ask a Librarian!

Article Databases: Getting Started

Below are two databases to get you started with finding articles.

Before you start searching, watch the videos on this page.

Subject Databases

Below are several subject databases that should also be helpful for your research. The Library subscribes to over 300 databases, so these are just a few. Remember that if you are not finding what you want, please contact me or another librarian. A librarian can make other recommendations for other databases to try.

Subject Databases by Career/Major


General Science Full Text

Science Reference Center

Business (Accounting,Business Admin, etc.) Business Source Complete
Communications/Public Relations Communications & Mass Media Complete
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Education (Early,Elementary, Secondary) Education Research Complete
Exercise & Sport Science


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 

CINAHL Complete

Health (i.e. Physical Therapy)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

CINAHL Complete

Music (Commercial) Business Source Complete
Nursing CINAHL Complete
Political Science Political Science Complete



Sociology SocINDEX


Even more databases: