After you've done some general searching from the VCU Libraries homepage, you'll want to look for discipline specific information about your research question. Exploring the scholarly literature in a particular area of study related to your research questions will allow you to focus your paper. Once you've determined what discipline(s) your research question is situated in, use this page to find information on a particular discipline The Best Bets gives a sneak peak of some databases you might consider using for research for disciplines students often right about in UNIV200. The Research Guides offer more comprehensive lists of resources organized by discipline that are best suited to get you started with your research in a particular subject area. Added bonus of research guides: each one will direct you to a librarian who specializes in research in that discipline!
Because your research questions fall in many different disciplines in UNIV 200, you will need to use discipline-specific databases. The databases below provide a good database to start in, depending on what discipline your research question is situated in.
For more databases by discipline, check out Research Guides by Subject.
|American History||America: History and Life|
|Arts||Art Full Text|
|Business/Economics||Business Source Complete|
|Education||Education Research Complete ; ERIC|
|Literature||MLA International Bibliography|
|Health Sciences||CINAHL Plus with Full Text|
|Multidisciplinary||Academic Search Complete ; JSTOR|
|Psychology|| Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection ;
|Political Science||PAIS International|
|Sciences (General)||General Science Full Text ; Web of Science|
|Social Work||Social Services Abstracts|
|Women's Studies||Women's Studies International|
|World History||Historical Abstracts|