Use this database to understand basic concepts taught in your courses. It's also a great database for the first step in your research process. It contains short articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources on a wide range of subjects. Get started on your assignment or research project by learning about key people, places, dates, events, concepts, and ideas related to your topic.
Example: College (Gale in Context) - Magazine Articles
NOTE: On the page of results - click the Magazines (etc.) link to find articles within that content type.
A great source of information for essays, speeches, and presentations. Browse a wide range of topic categories from the home page including current events, social sciences, geography, biography, and history, to science and literature. Search for background sources as well as more in-depth content in newspapers, magazines, academic journals, primary source documents, multimedia, and links to quality websites.
Example: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) - Scholarly Article
NOTE: Use the Advanced Search box to narrow the results. Check the Full Text box on the left side of the page of results to get only complete articles. Also, check the Peer-Reviewed box and the Academic Journals box to see only Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed articles.