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How do I Conduct Research?: A Step by Step Guide: Step 2: Where to Look

General guide for conducting research at YSU

The Maag Library Website

Academic Research begins with Academic sources

  • Internet search engines such as Google will return any result that is available online
  • Academic search engines (or databases) return academic journal articles
  • Subject Specific database have information focused on certain areas like medicine, business, or art.

General Databases to Try

Subject Specific Resources

Subject specific resources can be found in the Listed by Subject page of the OhioLink Research Databases:

To use:

1) Click on the applicalble subject area

2) Right facing arrow

3) Click Submit


Screenshot of subject searching for journals

Subject Guide


List the database you will use (Choose 2-3)!