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Databases are containers for all kinds of information, from scholarly articles and ebooks to historical primary sources. These specialized search engines are essential for your research.

Not sure where to start? Try one of these general databases with articles covering lots of subject areas.

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point for research in a wide range of disciplines. Includes articles from scholarly and professional journals, magazines, and newspapers on a wide range of subjects
General OneFile
A source for articles from academic journals and popular magazines and journals on a wide range of topics.
Scholarly journal articles spanning a wide range of fields and going as far back as the 1800s. Coverage for most journals ends 3-5 years ago.
SAGE Premier
Access to over 645 peer-reviewed journals spanning subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, technology, and medicine.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows you to search across a wide range of academic literature. Use our link or search box to include "Full Text @ Norwich" links to our library's holdings in your search results.

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Find a Journal

Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper? Find out if the library has access by searching for the title.


Looking for current or historical news? Explore our newspaper databases.

National Newspapers Premier
Includes current coverage of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.
InfoTrac Newsstand
Search more than 1,000 current newspapers for full-text articles.
LexisNexis News
Includes newspapers and wires, as well as TV and radio transcripts. Plus foreign language, college and university, and business and industry news.
The Times Digital Archive
More than 200 years of The Times of London, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785.
Historical New York Times
Search and browse the New York Times from 1851 until 2003.
Early American Newspapers
Over 700 early U.S. newspapers from 1690-1876 full text and searchable.
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century
Contains full text and images of African American newspapers from the 19th century (1827-1868), including Freedom’s Journal, The North Star and Frederick Douglass Papers among others.

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