Databases help you find articles from thousands of journals, all with one search.
The fastest way to find articles on a topic is to use the Summon search box on the library homepage, or the search box below. After you type your search words and click Search, use the check boxes on the left side of the results page to limit to just articles, just full text, scholarly or peer reviewed, etc.
See the Research Basics tab for more information on database searching.
You might also find more articles on your topic in another database meant for finding research in your field.
On the All Databases page, we've grouped databases by subject, so if you are studying business, for example, click on Business to find a list of the most common business databases. Each database has a different focus, and not all have the full text of articles. Some have information on a wide range of topics, such as Academic Search Complete, while others have more information on a specific field, such as Criminal Justice Periodicals Index.
For best results, check the descriptions of the database contents and select a database that covers the same subject area as your topic.
If you know the name of the database you are looking for, you can search for the name in the library catalog or in the Databases A - Z list
Using databases can be different from using search engines; try some of the tips in the next box to help with your search.
Academic Search Complete is a huge database that covers many different disciplines. Many of the articles are from scholarly journals, and most of them are available in full text.
Building Your Search
When You Find an Article You Like
When you click on a database, you will be asked for your username and password to show that you are a BGSU student before you can begin searching.
If you receive an error message saying your account has expired, please contact the circulation desk to update your account:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 419.372.2051