Not Sure Which Database To Use?
The best way to do a comprehensive search for scholarly articles in your area is to find a database in that subject. Try the ones listed here. If you're not sure where to start to find a database that covers your subject area or the type of information you need:
- start with the library's research guides
- on the library website, choose Database Names and Browse by Subject
- or ask a librarian!
For your team's projects, try these databases:
Just need a few articles?
If you just need to do a quick search for a few articles in most of the databases* Cornell has access to, try the Articles & Full Text link under the main search box. See the finding articles tutorial!
*Databases are collections of articles (or other materials), either general or subject-specific, which often include material not freely available on the open Web and give you additional tools for more comprehensive or precise searching.
Using Web of Science
Need to find highly cited scholarly articles on nearly any topic? Try searching Web of Science, an important and useful multidisciplinary scholarly database. See the Web of Science tutorial!
Other Potentially Useful Databases
For a sociological or general business perspective try these databases in other subject areas that relate: