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English: Databases & Articles

This guide will support English students throughout their coursework and provide useful resources on literature, poetry, drama, and more!

Using databases

When using databases, several strategies will help you find relevant information on your research topic:

  • use keywords rather than full sentences or phrases – i.e., "exercise and benefits" rather than "what are the benefits of exercise"
  • try different combinations of keywords to see what different results appear
  • use the provided subject headings to repeat your search to find more resources on the same topic
  • remember to utilize the filters to narrow down your returns to only include the material you are looking for such as peer-reviewed articles, reference material, ebooks, etc.

You can find a comprehensive list of our databases on the Database A-Z List.

Controversial Issues Databases

Here are some resources that cover many important and controversial issues:

Database List