Databases

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Go to LSU Libraries Home Page under Library Information in your MyLSU account. This will allow you to access the databases without a password from off campus and bring you to this screen (www.lib.lsu.edu).


Move your cursor over Research Tools at the top of the screen.

Click on Indexes and Databases under Find Articles.


Databases are arranged three ways: Title, Topic, and Frequently Used Databases.

Title is a list of all of the library's databases, great if you are checking to see if we have a particular database, not so great for the novice researcher.

Topic arranges all of our databases by subject, along with information about the database and whether or not it is full text, great for the more experienced user.

Let's concentrate on the last category, Frequently Used Databases, the ones that everyone needs to know.


Academic Search Complete - great scholarly high percentage full text database including some magazines and newspapers.

Business Source Complete - business version of Academic Source Complete.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) - "Large collection of indexes, each of which focuses on a specific scientific field." From the LSU Libraries website.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive - controversial "hot" topics database which includes a pro/con feature for debates and position papers.

eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) - full text electronic books from EBSCO.

JSTOR - scholarly academic journal storage (mostly arts, humanities, and social sciences with some sciences such as ecology, botany, health, military history and field archaeology) going back hundreds of years.

Lexis Nexis Academic - world wide newspapers (see also Access World News or NewsBank) as well as law and business related information.

Project Muse - scholarly academic journals storage (mostly arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics) going back a couple of decades.

Web of Knowledge/Science - great scholarly non full text database, the best of the best high impact journals going back to 1900 in the sciences, 1956 in the social sciences, and 1975 in the arts and humanities. 

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