General background information is helpful in the early stages of a research project. These databases are an excellent place to begin.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)This link opens in a new windowGeneral database recommended for finding scholarly articles in most disciplines. Hosted on the EBSCOhost platform.
Britannica AcademicThis link opens in a new windowThe rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research—all from one resource. Includes access to the Britannica encyclopedia, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.