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Resources for Background & Context

Find a scholarly overview of a subject along with references to key scholars and works on a topic.

General Databases

Subject Databases

  • PsycInfo - Created by the American Psychological Association, the primary database for scholarly material in psychology.
  • PubMed - The major source for biomedical articles since 1947. PubMed tutorial
  • Philosopher's Index - Premier database covering books and articles on all fields of philosophy.

Writing & Citing Resources