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Philosophy: Database Exploration

Scholarly & Popular Articles

  • Scholarly articles present results of a research study, such as an experiment, survey, focus group, film or literary analysis, etc.
  • Popular articles include those from newspapers and magazines, which focus on current events.

Search Activity

Using the search terms the class came up with, try a search is one of the databases below. Make sure to limit your results to full text!

  1. Which database did you try?
  2. What search did you use?
  3. How many results did you get?
  4. Was the search successful (i.e., were you able to find relevant results)? Why or why not?
  5. It's okay if you have to try a new search. By the end of class, identify a source you think would be helpful for your research. Share the title of the book or article. Why does it seem helpful?


Academic OneFile


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Academic Search Complete

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Databases A-Z