ENGLISH 1110.01/03 First Year English Composition

Why library databases and not just Google?

Database Resources


Research using Ebsco Databases

1.  Start with Academic Search Complete 

      We can find articles and save them to a folder, create citations, find images, email items, etc


2.  Next let's look at Opposing Viewpoints

You can either use the "Browse Issues" button to search through the different topics or "search" for your topic using the search bar.



    Most OSU databases, such as Academic Search Complete, Credo, and Opposing Viewpoints offer images for educational use.  

    Google Images:   Click on "Tools" and then click on  "labeled for noncommerical use"

    Photo depositories:  Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay

    Sample MLA 8th edition citation:

    Kübelbeck, Armin. "Goat, located in Fiesch, Valais (Switzerland)." Wikimedia Commons,13 July 2010,


    Kübelbeck, Armin. “ Goat, Located in Fiesch, Valais (Switzerland).” Wikimedia Commons, 2010,

          commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hausziege_04.jpg. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.


    Access to various music across time and cultures can be found in these databases :   Music

     Rock's Backpages

Government Documents

   Access to goverment documents (state, national, international) can be found in these databases:  Government Documents


   Try going to the paper you are interested in, but don't be surprised if articles are behind a paywall.

New York Times Archives

OSU Databases  Newspapers

Newspaper Source

Biography (Williams)

American National Biography 

Biography Reference Bank

TOPIC Search

Who's Who Full Text


Women's Studies International

SocINDEX with Full Text

All Africa


Last but not least, plagiarism, academic honesty and citation generators

Code of Student Conduct

Ten Suggestions for Preserving Academic Integrity