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ENGLISH_105-6: The Credible Writer: The Nature of Writing and Evidence (Carmichael): Articles

General / Multi-subject Databases

A database will contain and search 100s, sometimes 1000s of different journals at the same time. When you are starting your research, using a database will help you identify key search terms as well as important authors and some specific journals which might be useful. The databases on this page will help you identify scholarly, popular, and news articles, as well as other research, on topics for this class.

Article databases for specific subjects

Quick Tips

Finding the full text of an article   

If the article citations you find do not include full text, click on Find it @ NU which searches across many other databases to find electronic full text of the article, if it exists, in the NU Library electronic environment. 

You can also locate the full article by directly searching on the journal title, not the article title, in NUcat. You can then check to see whether the library owns the journal or periodical and if so, what issues/dates are owned and in what format (hard copy, electronic, microtext).

To find these and other databases to which Northwestern University Library subscribes, you can also go to the libraryhomepage and choose Electronic Resources.

For more help with finding articles:

How to Find an Article in a Periodical (help page)

How to Use the Find it @ NU Button (video tutorial)