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Using a specific database
Sometimes you have a topic that is best searched in a specific database. The hard part is that we subscribe to around 60 databases, so choosing the best one can be difficult until you get into a major and become familiar with specific databases used in that field.
A-Z Database List
Use this link to see the complete list of databases at SMSU. Each has a brief explanation of what is covered in it, or you can always Ask a Librarian!
Looking for Topic Ideas?
If you're struggling to come up with a topic for your next paper, SMSU subscribes to the Points of View database that is great for browsing for topic ideas. Check it out!
Points of View Reference Center Great for argumentative essays or persuasive speeches, this full-text database provides controversial essays on multiple sides of a current issue. Articles are accompanied by supporting articles from top political and societal publications.