If you cannot access the full text of an article you need in a database, click on the "Find It! @ CUNY" link to request it via ILL. You may also request an article via WorldCat.
Articles/book chapters will be delivered to your ILL account as a PDF file. Please download the article within 30 days, as copyright restrictions may apply if we re-order the article.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
|Library databases||Web sites|
|Library databases get their information from professionals or experts in the field.||Web sites can be written by anyone regardless of expertise.|
|Library databases contain published works where facts are checked.||Web site content is not necessarily checked by an expert.|
|Library databases are easy to cite in a bibliography and may create the citation for you.||Web sites often don’t provide the information necessary to create a complete citation.|
|Library databases can help you narrow your topic or suggest related subjects.||Web sites often aren’t organized to support student research needs.|
|Library databases are updated frequently and include the date of publication.||Web sites may not indicate when a page is updated.|
Any source, whether a library database or website, can have good information. It is necessary to think critically about all information that you read or view.