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Humanities - Shuler (Dale Mabry): Databases

Use this guide to help you find sources for your research paper!

Search specific databases

Besides searching the library's catalog, PRIMO, your search should include using smaller, more-specific library databases.

Access all Databases A-Z, filtering by subject. Or, take advantage of the recommendations below:

Selected databases for researching your topics

These databases are good for searching just about any topic or subject.

They contain mostly articles from periodicals - many are scholarly or peer-reviewed.

What are scholarly, or peer-reviewed, articles?

Many materials you find in college-level research are articles from scholarly journals, often called "peer-reviewed," or "academic." In some instances, your professor will require you to use these types of articles, at least as some of the sources that you cite in your work. The resources below demonstrate the typical appearance, structure, and function of scholarly articles.

Why use library databases?

A Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research.