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Research Guides

ESC101: Praxis I

Article Databases

The databases listed below can be used to find reference designs.


Research articles are often on a specific research topic, and are usually written in technical terms.

They may be original research, or a retrospective look at what has been done in a field.

They may be peer-reviewed (or not), conference proceedings, or  journal articles.

To search for articles, it is recommend that you search in a database.  Databases may be subject specific or multidisciplinary.

You can also use Google Scholar to find articles.  Google Scholar will find articles that you might not find using a database - and vice versa.

A good, comprehensive search will search at least 2 or 3 databases (and/or Google Scholar), since each database is slightly different and covers different resources.