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ACDV B50: Contemporary Issues: Finding Articles

For Academic Development students

Helpful Databases

Databases are searchable collections of reliable, vetted resources, like magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and encyclopedias. We pay for access to these resources through subscriptions--like Netflix, but for articles!

  • Vetted= already evaluated or fact-checked

The databases listed below are the best databases for your class.

Databases 101 Video Series

Searching Databases

Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Combining Search Terms with Boolean Operators