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Selecting Databases to Search
General databases
If you are not sure which database to search, start with the Discovery Search.

If you would like to start with a specific database instead, or your search results are not matching your expectations, select a specific, multi-disciplinary database such as Academic Search Complete.

or the ProQuest Research Library database.  




Subject specific databases  
If you are doing research in a specific discipline or subject area, try searching a more subject-specific database as well.

For example, if you are trying to find articles from education journals for a research paper in an education class, try Education Research Complete or ProQuest Education Journals; if you are searching for articles from medical or nursing journals for a nursing class, try CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ovid Nursing Full Text, or MEDLINE.

Selecting a database and accessing a specific journal 
If you would like to find journal articles from a specific journal, go the the Journal Finder

Type in the journal name, and if we have access to the journal (through an online database subscription or through a print subscription), the Journal List search engine will display a link to the journal on the Journal List search screen.