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Project Starter Databases

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General & Multidisciplinary Databases

The following are databases that will help you get started in your research. Each database searches thousands of journals and provides links to peer-reviewed and scholarly articles.

Academic Search Premier  (TOP PICK)

  • 1970s to present
  • Indexes 8,144 journals
  • Provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles


  • 1990 to present
  • Multi-disciplinary index of articles from the contents pages of 12,000+ journals

Gale PowerSearch

  • Searches 14 Gale Group databases

OmniFile Full Text Mega

  • 1982 to present (Full text from 1994)
  • Full text of articles from over 1,750 publications. Article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications

Web of Knowledge

  • 1900 to present
  • Includes Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes

Hot Topics & Social Issues

CQ Researcher

  • 1991 to present
  • Weekly issues providing up-to-date information on controversial subjects - reported by CQ's (Congressional Quarterly's) staff of experienced reporters
  • Browse by date or topic

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

  • OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites

News & Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic

  • Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications
  • Limit searches by news category, source, and date, and search within specific title

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

  • Offers full-page-images and article images from the New York Times(1851-2001), Wall Street Journal(1889-1987), Washington Post (1877-1988), Christian Science Monitor (1908-1991), and The Chicago Defender (1905-1975)

ProQuest National Newspapers

  • Coverage of 5 major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times (1999 to date), Wall Street Journal (1982 to date), Washington Post (1987 to date), Los Angeles Times (1985 to date) and the Christian Science Monitor (1988 to date)

Bibliography Creation


  • Manage your references and citations with RefWorks (see details).
  • UF students/staff/faculty may create a free personal account and then automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations.
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