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TOPICsearch

Database Information


"TOPICsearch is a current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information." --
EBSCOhost Website

Database Features
Contains over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 sources
Sources include periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and international newspapers

Database Features
Connectors: AND, OR, NOT
Wildcards: ? = one or more unknown characters (e.g. wom?n)
Truncation: * = place at the end of a root word (e.g. comput*)
Proximity: <search term> N# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart

Database Access

TOPICsearch

Video Tutorials

EBSCOhost Basic Search Tutorial
Demonstrates how to use the Basic Search interface in EBSCOhost's databases.

 

Introduction to Databases
Explains why you should use databases when conducting academic research.