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Databases To Get You Started: All Subjects


Recommended Starting Points to Find Articles

Not sure where to start looking for articles?  Try


Otherwise, select a database in the broad category that describes your topic.

You may need to check several places in order to locate the best information on your topic.

Review this short lesson if you need instructions on how to use databases to find articles.

Ask a Librarian for help if you are frustrated or confused.

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Other Resources

How To Read a Scholarly Article

This short lesson from the University of Texas, San Antonio, will teach you to read a scholarly article efficiently and effectively.

Cite Your Sources

Citations: Introductory Guide

Bibliographic Management Software
Bibliographic management software allows you to create and track references (aka citations) and to create bibliographies or reference lists formatted in the appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, Chicago or Turabian.

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For our international students

This guide will help you use the UC Irvine Libraries resources and services.

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The UCI Libraries subscribe to hundreds of databases. Choosing the right one will make it easier for you to find the articles and other information you need.  Here are some tips on choosing a database.

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