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Research Paper Help

The videos and other resources on this guide are designed to help you learn more about the research process. Learn about how to refine your topic, structure an effective search, use a database record, search on the open web, cite your sources, and more.

Recommended multidisciplinary databases to help WRT 101 & 102 students find peer-reviewed articles

Recommended databases for newspaper articles

For Books

Recommended for exploring issues related to a broad topic

Recommended databases for primary sources

There are so many different types of primary sources out there! You can find many on the open web in countless open access digital libraries such as and In addition, SBU Libraries subscribes to a number of databases that can help you search for primary source content such as historical newspaper articles. Click here for a comprehensive list of our many databases that index primary source content. In addition, here are just a few specific examples: