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Suggested Databases

The following databases and search engines are recommended for your research topics. Start searching in 1 or 2 of the multi-disciplinary databases and then try a subject-specific database. If you have not searched in a database before or are not finding the articles you need, please contact your librarian.

You can also:


  • QuickSearch: The library search bar which searches books, articles, and more. Use the left-sidebar to narrow to Peer-Reviewed Journals to see only academic articles.
  • Google Scholar: This link allows you to search Google Scholar and see a "Get it @ R" link next to every resource available from Rutgers University Libraries.
  • JSTORRutgers-restricted database covering humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  • Project Muse: Rutgers-restricted database covering the humanities and social sciences.
  • Web of Science Rutgers-restricted database covering social sciences (and more). 

Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology

  • Criminal Justice AbstractsRutgers-restricted database covering criminal justice, criminology, and related disciplines. 
  • ProQuest Sociology: Rutgers-restricted database covering topics related to sociology, social work, and related social sciences.
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium CollectionRutgers-restricted database covering criminal justice, economics, education, social work, sociology, and more. 
  • PsycInfo: Rutgers-restricted database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. 


  • ERIC: Rutgers-restricted database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in education.
  • ProQuest Education: Rutgers-restricted database providing magazines and journals in education.


  • America: History & Life: Rutgers-restricted database of scholarship on United States and Canadian history from prehistoric times to the present.

Literature, Language, and Communication

Searching the Databases: Tutorials


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