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ENGL 1010 - Bagneris

Why Articles?


  • tend to be highly focused on a comparatively narrow aspect of a much larger subject;
  • take a deep dive into a very focused topic;
  • generally better able to discuss current issues and events (although there are a lot of qualifiers here).

Articles excel at provided focused insights into a topic and they may be able to refer to more recent events than books. Articles are not necessarily good at unveiling the larger historical, social, cultural, or scientific context (or network) their topics participate in.

Recommended Article Databases

The following databases were recommended specifically for this class as a starting place (definitely not an ending place).

After exploring the databases above, go to, click the button for Library Guides, find a subject library guide that fits your topic and explore the recommended databases for that subject.

Getting the full-text

Some databases don't include the full-text of articles. When there's no full-text, click on the TU Link button. This will search through the library's full-text holdings in other databases and give you a link to the full-text of the article. If there is no online access, there's a link to the library catalog to see if we have the full-text in print.

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