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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Summer 2024

Types of Databases

The Emory Libraries have a large number of databases that can help you with your research. You can search in two different types of databases.

  • Multidisciplinary databases - Include both popular and scholarly sources on a wide range of topics. Consider trying the multidisciplinary database Academic Search Complete as a place to get started with a research project.
  • Subject-specific databases - Include scholarly and specialized articles from a specific discipline. See the Databases @ Emory list to get a sense of what subject-specific databases are available to you.

We also have databases that can help you locate sources like videos, images, data sets, data visualizations, primary sources, newspapers, interviews, etc.

Google Scholar is also a great place to search for articles. Use these directions to ensure that you can both find and access material from Google Scholar at the Emory Libraries.

Pro-tip: always scour through the bibliographies of the articles you're reading that relate to your research area/topic. Often you'll find that someone else has done the legwork of compiling articles/books directly relevant to your research interest!

  • Use the A-Z Databases directory to search for databases by subject or name.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Humanities Databases

Social Science Databases

Science Databases

Find News and Data Sources

See the Finding Newspapers topic guide for help locating newspapers at the Emory libraries.

See the Data Resources and Support Guide for help with locating statistics and data for your project.