Start your research with...

The Albertsons Library has no shortage of print and online resources to help in your research. Sometimes, it can be too much information! How do you know where to start or which database to use, especially when there are over 274 databases to choose from?

Fear not, we have this covered too. Even though there are subject databases (think Kiniesiology, Philosophy, Nursing, Political Science, etc.), the library has a list of "Top Databases" every student should know about:
  • Academic Search Premier - one of our most comprehensive databases, this multidisciplinary goldmine gives you access to full text articles from tons of disciplines. The go-to source for most of your scholarly needs.
  • ProQuest Central - another multidisciplinary powerhouse with full text articles.
  • JSTOR - Retrospective scholarly journal archive to materials at least 1 to 5 years old that covers more than 50 disciplines.
  • Web of Science - a multidisciplinary database, with a strong emphasis in science and social science, that also cover arts and humanities.
  • Google Scholar - a freely accessible search engine that indexes scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
  • CQ Researcher - comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.
  • Gale Virtual Reference - gives you access to e-book encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Don't forget that most of these online resources give you access to millions of full text, mobile-friendly articles and reference resources. If you get stuck, or want to know more about the rest of the 270+ databases at your disposal, we would be happy to answer your questions at  http://library.boisestate.edu/reference.php

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