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English 201 Research in the Disciplines: Searching for Articles


Once you have selected a topic and made a list of keywords, you are ready to begin searching for relevant articles. While it is possible to find some scholarly articles on the Internet using a search engine such as Google, many scholarly articles are not freely available to the public. To provide students access to these articles, the Rutgers Libraries subscribe to many Indexes and Databases that contain scholarly research.

This page highlights how to choose relevant databases for your search and how to access these databases through the Rutgers University Libraries.

  • Watch the video, "Choosing a Database."
  • Test Yourself by completing the quiz.
  • Select one of the subjects listed under "Locating Databases Through the Rutgers Libraries" to identify and access databases relevant to your area of study. You may want to being searching a general, multidisciplinary database before searching a subject-specific database.

Choosing a Database

Test Yourself

Locating Databases Through the Rutgers Libraries

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