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EAPS 360 Great Issues in Science and Society: Step 3: Choose a database

Purdue AllSearch

Start at http://www.lib.purdue.edu. Click Search All.  (Link opens a new window.)

  • Google type search interface with facets to narrow search. 
  • Provides extensive, broad searching across disciplines.
  • Includes everything owned by Purdue plus many things we do not.
  • Serendipitous searching.
  • A good first place to start.
  • The place to find books.
  • The place to find print editions of magazine articles. 
  • Retrieve anything we don't own by clicking on the FInd It@Purdue Libraries button. Check Purdue Alma for full text availability

How to Use Databases

  • Google type search interface with facets to narrow search. 
  • Provides in-depth, efficient, subject specific searching.
  • Includes academic, scholarly journals, some of which Purdue does not subscribe to.
  • Results are highly targeted to discipline.
  • A good place to continue a search after you have figured out useful keywords.
  • A good place to go when you want a quick, accurate search.
  • Retrieve anything we don't own by clicking on the FInd It@Purdue Libraries button. Check Purdue Alma for full text availability

Good Databases to Use for Your Term Paper

Government Agencies Related to Climate

Business Databases

For Help

Contact Megan Sapp Nelson

msn{at}purdue.edu