Two Types of Article Databases

2. Subject Databases

  • Is your topic in a particular subject area?

If so, use a subject index. Subject indexes specialize in a particular subject, and the articles indexed are generally from scholarly sources. Examples of subject indexes and the kinds of articles they identify are:

Business & Company Resource Center
Indexes articles in business-related subjects such as management, finance, and advertising.
American History & Life
United States and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present.
Engineering Village
This resource allows you to cross search Compendex along with a 1000 book set of engineering titles on electronics, computing, and security and networking.
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Original InfoRM material © 2011 by the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library. This tutorial incorporates material from SBU Library Research Guide, a tutorial developed by the Stony Brook University Libraries, © 2004, from Inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI, © 2003, from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by the Western Michigan University Library, © 2001-2002, and from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated, provided that appropriate credit is given.