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Jump Start Your Searches with Our Databases

As the summer semester ends and we prepare for fall, it may be helpful to review some of our most popular databases. Knowing which databases to search--and how to search within them--will save you from stress when your next assignment rolls around.

Our general databases provide a variety of resources to help get you started. These are just a few of the databases available through the COD Library.

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. Each report is on a single topic more than 12,000 words in text and extensive bibliographies. Each weekly issue provides up-to-date information on controversial subjects reported by CQ's staff of experienced reporters.

To access databases from home, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Not sure where to start? Ask a librarian, or check out our Research Fundamentals guide.