The databases in this page provide the citation, abstract, and in some cases, the full text of journal and magazine articles, books, and dissertations. They are sorted by order of prominence and then alphabetically.
Use only articles from scholarly journals for literature reviews, not those from newspapers or magazines or technical reports.
To save time one can search the following EBSCO databases simultaneously. Directions: Click on one of these databases; click on "Choose Databases" at the top of the page; and then select the appropriate databases.
American University users can obtain a copy of almost every published article or book in these databases.
For AU Library databases, if the full-text article is not available, click on the button. Or use the Interlibrary Loan form. The article can be obtained through the Consortium Loan Service (2 business days) or Interlibrary Loan (longer than 2 days).
Use these databases if a comprehensive search is needed. They are not a good place to start one's research.