The semester is ending and we wanted to check in and make sure J-students are using all of our resources.
When you need to pull clips the top databases to use are Lexis-Nexis or Factiva. As part of your research, you may want to also pull clips on a subject to see what the has already been reported and what previous research has been mentioned publicly. For that, use Lexis-Nexis, Factiva or ProQuest (which specializes in historical news.)
Other notable databases include the following:
Academic Search Complete:
Is an EBSCO host database that gives access to the latest articles in journals.
If you want the most relevant research:
(1) click on the box for “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals”
(2) make sure your keywords are located in the title
(3) fill out the date fields to limit your search.
This database gives J-students full text to over a thousand academic journals. It can be wonderful for background research, but it does not give access to the latest studies.
This has access to thousands of journals. Not all articles are available in full text, but you can limit your search to full text and peer-reviewed studies.
Do you have any suggestions for us? What are your thoughts on these databases?