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COM 010 - Ironside: Finding Articles

Research Guide for COM 010


Databases for Magazine and Journal Articles


Databases to use when you are looking for TOPICS:​

  1. CQ Researcher
    • Excellent source of information for both informative and persuasive speeches 
    • Congressional Quarterly (CQ) publishes 20-page reports on 50 different topics each year
    • Topics include current social issues, political questions, and current events. 
    • If you are looking for a topic for a speech, this is a great place to start, just use BROWSE DATES!
  2. Biography in Context 
    • Short and long biographies about persons living and dead
    • Includes vetted websites, journal articles, newspaper articles, magazines
    • Most have links to actual sources.

Databases to use when you are looking for Scholarly Articles:​

  1. Omnisearch 
    • On the library homepage 
    • Full-text
    • EBSCO search engine for almost all the library databases
    • Use your most specific search first: Keywords, Personal Names, or Titles.
  2. Academic Search Complete 
    • EBSCO database.
    • All disciplines
    • Research articles, magazine articles, major newspapers and  ebooks included
    • About 80% full-text
  3. Research Library 
    • ProQuest database
    • All disciplines
    • Research articles, magazine articles, major newspapers, and  ebooks included.
    • Magazines, newspapers, and journals on all subjects. 
    • Strength in business, commerce, medicine and health
    • Check both Research Library and Academic Search Complete -- search algorithms are different


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