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MMW 13: New Ideas and Cultural Encounters: Articles & Databases

Selecting a Database

Databases are online tools that help you search for articles on a particular topic.  Article databases are organized by broad subject areas (e.g. biology, art, political science, etc.), and some are interdisciplinary databases or ones that search across multiple disciplines.  The database you use depends on the topic or subject you have chosen and the type of information you need to access. 

How to pick a database:   

The Library has access to hundreds of databases -- organized by broad subject areas.  Try browsing our Databases A-Z list, or see our list of Subject Guides that recommend appropriate databases by subject. 

Starting with an interdisciplinary database:

Not sure where to start?  Maybe your topic spans a couple of disciplines (e.g., Bioengineering)?  Some suggested databases to start with are:

Article Databases

Remember, you will need to connect to the UCSD network to access these resources from off campus.

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