The Research Process: Step 3 Articles

The Research Process: Step 3

More Databases

Online Databases

Databases act as online indexes to articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. Some databases provide the full-text to articles electronically, while others provide only the citations and/or abstracts of articles.

The UCR libraries subscribes to dozens of databases. They are grouped by subject.

Example:  Discover databases specifically for controversial topics.

General & Broad Subjects

 Controversial Topics

Academic Search Complete via Ebsco 

Broad scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with many full text articles; 1984-present. 

ACADEMIC via LexisNexis:

Access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. Contains citations, abstracts, and many full-text articles. Coverage of sources varies.  

CQ Researcher: (Rivera Ref - "Controversial Topics" bookshelves (H35 E352) - print and online).

An issue or trend is covered in each issue featuring multiple viewpoints and a bibliography.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center:

News articles, statistics, differing viewpoints, etc.,  on a wide range of social issues.  Similar books containing various viewpoints are shelved on the "Controversial Topics" bookshelves in Rivera Reference.

Click on UC-eLinks to find out if the library has access to the publication from another database or in print.    

You can search the databases 24/7 from off-campus by using the campus Virtual Private Network and logging in with your UCR Net ID and password (This is the same as your webmail username and password). Click on the button below and follow the directions.

Connect from home 

Print Periodicals, Magazines, Newspapers, Journals

Current Issues

  • Includes latest issues to those one year old.
  • Shelved in alphabetical order by title of publication.


        Rivera Libary - First floor

        Science Libary - First floor

    Older Issues


How to Read A Citation


  • Children and Video Games: How Much Do We Know?  is the article title.
  • Cheryl K. Olson is the author name.
  • Psychiatric Times is the publication title.
  • 24 is the volume number.
  • 12 is the issue number.
  • Oct 1, 2007 is the publishing date.
  • p41 is the page number.
  • 4377 words means the numbers of words in this article.

      * Note: Citations appear different in different databases.



Step 1: Beginning | Step 2: Books | Step 3: Articles | Step 4: Pulling it together


Last modified: 1/4/2013 11:41 AM by A. Frenkel

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