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Library Databases

When you're looking for credible information, your "go-to" place are Library Databases. These subscriptions provide access to millions of newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles, as well as other formats including eBooks, audio files and videos.  Temple subscribes to a vast number of databases covering all subjects, which you can access for free!

To find Articles in library databases, you can do a general Library Search, which will find your keywords in all library resources. 

Another option is to search individual library databases directly. Sometimes searching a specific database can produce more targeted and relevant search results. Below are some recommended individual databases for locating biographical information.

Search ALL Temple University library databases for articles:

HINT - On the results screen, limit your search results to "peer reviewed" (scholarly), by resource type (i.e. magazine, newspaper, or journal article), or by date of publication.

What Are Databases?

Keywords and Key Concepts

An important part of the research process is developing a list of keywords that will help you locate relevant information on your topic.  Here are some tips to help you with this process:



One Perfect Source?

Finding the perfect source for your research paper is not always easy.  This video describes why you might not find the perfect source, and what to do when this happens.

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