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WRIT 1002: Prof. Harris: Recommended Databases

Top Recommended Databases

Background Information

Locating background information is an important first step to developing your keywords and search statements.

Sociology Database

Health Database

Education Database

Psychology Database

Multidisciplinary Databases (any topic)


This guide is designed to aid students in WRIT1002 conduct research based on their reading of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. It is broken down into suggested library databases by subject and citation resources. Please let me know if you need any assistance after our class!

Brooke Duffy

Recommended Databases

See below for some recommended databases for health, education, psychology, historical research, sociology and background information. 


You can also use a Google search to locate pertinent background information on your topic. Please make sure you verify the information in each source you find by using lateral reading and fact checking techniques.

Links we found through lateral reading and fact checking as a class

Off Campus Access

Remote (off campus) access to the FDU databases is available only to FDU students, faculty, and staff.

To access a database from off campus, select it from the library's A-Z Databases List. You will be prompted for your FDU NET ID and password. Upon verification you will be given access to the database. 


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