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Other Databases

Ask Yourself: Who Cares about My Topic?

Go to our A-Z Databases listing and use the All Subjects dropbox filter to identify database that fit the lens through which you want to explore your topic - for example Anthropology




Newspapers, Magazines, Journals

Proquest All Subscribed Contents
A "shopping mall" of newspaper, magazine and journal articles in all subject areas
Use it to get an overview on your subject or familiarize yourself with issues to learn about a new subject;  find current events, interviews, commentary, etc.
►Use the power of this database by Limiting Dates, Document Type (e.g. interviews, reviews), and using the fields in the Search section (Citation and Abstract vs. Citation and Document Text)
Narrow your Results list by using the menu on the right to choose Scholarly Journals, a Subject area or to select a Publication Date range 

►This is a good starting place for most topics “to see what’s out there.” It's also a great database for news, popular views, interviews

Project Muse & JStor

Project Muse and JStor  provide "boutique" access to:
  • Full Text of selected Academic Journal Articles
  • Articles in most fields of the humanities and social sciences
  • Project Muse covers the most current five to ten years (this varies by journal title, check under Browse Journals for exact dates)
  • JStor covers past years mainly, mostly up to 1-4 years ago


When using JStor:
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Unclick
  • Sort your results: Oldest to Newest to do historical research on changing approaches to Philosophy