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COMM 01 Cheek Feb. 2020: Finding Databases

Selecting a Database

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Suggested Databases

Use this list of suggested databases to help you find background information and books, as well as scholarly, news, and magazine articles for your research. This list of databases isn't specific to particular subjects, but, depending on your research, you may want to find databases related to health, history, chemistry, etc.

To find more databases, visit the library's Databases A-Z list. You can search for a specific database by name or use the filters to limit the databases by subject area. Read the database descriptions to determine if the database contains the kind of information you are interested in.

Books & Reference

Multiple Subjects



Pro / Con


Streaming Videos

  • Use the Google Chrome browser to stream videos
  • Feature Films can only be watched from a laptop or desktop computer
  • Films on Demand can be embedded into Canvas but can't be embedded in Microsoft PowerPoint