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AFST 100: Language, Race, and White Supremacy

What is a Database?

What is a database?

The library databases contain journal articles and other scholarly information, as well as magazines, newspaper articles, and non-scholarly info.

Sometimes a database will contain the entire journal article, and sometimes it will only contain an abstract. Databases are searchable by subject, keyword, author, and more. They can be seen as the tool that you use to search and access scholarly publications, such as peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Finding Journal Articles

Best Bets

Swem Library databases are organized by category, usually by discipline and type. Try a Linguistics-focused database like Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) or a database from other fields related to your topic like English, Africana Studies, or Sociology. You might also find valuable information in our Multidisciplinary databases - like Academic Search Complete, also below.

Constructing a good search

Not finding anything?