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Introduction to College Writing



The following multidisciplinary databases are the best bets for general research.

To search all our databases at once you can always use Primo, our all-in-one library search.

Check out the library's Primo tutorials for search tips and strategies.

If you want to know which database contains a specific journal, use our Journals Search.

Need more help with your research? Check out our step-by-step guide, the Research Hub

Scholarly Databases

Academic Search Complete

  • Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary general database
  • Access to more than 5,890 full-text scholarly journals.


ProQuest Research Library

  • General, multi-disciplinary database with full-text access to over 4,500 publications
  • Includes popular magazines like Essense and Vanity Fair as well as academic journals.


  • Great resource for art, history, literature, general and social science
  • Access to over 2,000 full-text scholarly journals


Project MUSE

  • Use this database for literature and criticism, political science, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, and gender studies
  • Includes access to 600 full-text scholarly journals


Newspapers can be a great source of information for current issues and events. As well as gaining contemporary accounts and reactions to historic events.

(Note: some assignments require that you only use peer-reviewed scholarly resources. Be sure to double check the details of your assignment first.)

New York Times

  • Complete text of The New York Times going back to 1980.
  • The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are also available

    (Note: All SFC students and staff have free and unlimited access to the NY Times on their computer and mobile device. Check out our handy flyer for instructions).

Newspaper Source

  • Full text access for more than 40 U.S. & international newspapers.
  • Full text television & radio news transcripts are also accessible