Searching in databases also follows the General-to-Specific idea. You want to try your first set of searches in a general database, like Academic Search Complete, in order to get a feel for what's out there. Then, once you have a better grasp on what you are looking for, you can use more subject specific database sources.
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These databases are good sources for a wide variety of popular and scholarly articles on a wide range of topics. This makes them a good place to start your search.
These databases contain scholarly and professional literature in a wide range of social science topics--mass media, sociology, psychology, criminal justice.
These databases contain both scholarly and popular articles on business related topics.
These databases contain scholarly and professional literature on a wide variety of education topics.
Use these databases to search for scholarly and professional literature on topics related to medicine, nursing or kinesiology.