OneSearch may be good for getting started in interdisciplinary or lower division courses, whereas selecting and using databases specific to a particular discipline is a more effective and efficient strategy for going deeper into a particular topic.
To locate databases specific to a discipline, select "Databases" off the Library homepage and then "Browse by Subject". There are also recommended databases listed below on this guide.
Keep your search words initially focused on the big ideas or concepts. Use just a few words, as illustrated below.
There are many different databases you might use to conduct your research. Given this is your first entry into using these in college, begin by trying out one of our multi-purpose databases. These databases have news sources, magazines, and scholarly articles.
Tip: When you're in one of these database, look for an option to filter your results to just show "magazines" or "newspapers", for example.