Two Types of Article Databases

2. Subject Specific Databases

  • Is your topic in a particular subject area?

If so, start with a search in the one of the subject databases.

Subject databases are like specialty shops. Just as a music store provides a larger selection of CDs than a department store, the subject databases have a more extensive coverage of a subject than a general database.

The Alvernia University Library groups the databases accessed through EBSCO by the subjects they index. For example, EBSCO's Education searches two education databases and a general database simultaneously; Professional Development Collection, ERIC, and the multidisciplinary Academic Search Premier.

Subject databases from other vendors include Philosopher's Index and ProQuest's Criminal Justice Periodicals.

For information about the content of databases listed on the Article Databases page, hover your mouse on the Database Name.

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