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CMP101 Composition 1 - Hart: Finding Articles

Databases

The Library subscribes to many databases which index articles, books and videos from thousands of sources. We have general, and subject databases to choose from. Take a moment and think about your topic, and where you might find information on it. This will help you choose where to start.

For articles on a variety of topics try:

 

 

Accessing from the Library's Web Site

Finding articles is easy from the NSCC Library Website (http://library.northshore.edu/). Use the "Find It" box and select "articles" for a quick search of magazines and journals. Click on "Library Resources" to find more databases.

Why use articles?

When researching topics most of your information will come from articles. They are published more frequently and cover more topics than books. The information is often more current and is easier to locate using Library databases. Journal articles are particularly helpful when researching topics. They are scholarly research reports on topics written by experts. They are much more specific and in-depth than some books and other periodicals. Often journal articles list the sources used to write the article allowing you to find other related sources easliy.