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ENC 1101 (Blewitt): Recommended Databases

This is a guide for students in Professor Blewitt's ENC 1101 class.

What Are Databases and Why You Need Them

Background Information

You can usually find background information on your topic in reference books and in library databases. Pro/con articles are especially helpful in providing an overview of both sides of an issue. Encyclopedia articles can also provide historical background on key terms, people and events.

Suggested Databases for College Essay

Suggested Database for Social Issue/Law Essay

Find current, diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only modules.