Two Types of Article Databases
Which article database to use depends upon your topic.
1. General Article Database
- Is your topic general or cross-disciplinary?
- Currently in the news?
If so, start
with one of the general article database. These cover a wide range
of subjects and often index a mixture of popular
and scholarly sources. This is often a good place to
begin research. Examples of general databases and the kinds of articles
they identify are:
- MasterFILE Premier
- Indexes articles from popular magazines on a range of topics
from 1984 to the present. Most are full text.
- Academic Search Premier
- Indexes articles from magazines and scholarly journals, from
1975 to present. Most are full text.
- Newspaper Source
- Indexes full text articles from over 230 U.S. newspapers, from 1994