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Specific Journal Databases
See All Resources for an alphabetical list (good if you know the name of the database you want) or try a focus below.
Academic Search Complete* This link opens in a new window
Covers nearly all subjects. If you are unsure where to start, start here.
MasterFILE Complete This link opens in a new window
Multidisciplinary database with general information articles, including some books, photos, and maps.
CQ Researcher* This link opens in a new window
Feature articles on broad issues popular for research.
Issues & Controversies@Facts on File This link opens in a new window
Broad articles on hotly debated topics. Enter the barcode number on the back of your ACU ID to access.
When to Use an Article
Use an article when you need:
Detailed treatment of a narrow focus
Journals go into depth on a narrow aspect of a topic.
Example: how Wii technology influences learning in education video games
Very current information
Books may not have had time to be written and pubished, but a journal/news article might.
Example: What are the latest new drugs to treat depression?
Article Database Info
What's It For?
- Finds articles from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, etc.
- Some may include books, but mostly articles here.
- Some articles are full-text. You can read them from the screen.
- Make liberal use of the filters in the left column of the database.
- Email yourself the article and citation to save time