Each academic database is a bit different. Check out this tutorial for some tips on how to get the most out of your database searches to find articles, and identify common search features.
Pro-Tip: Full screen this video and open your favorite database in a second window to follow along!
This handout is your roadmap to understanding the differences between scholarly and popular sources! It includes helpful examples of each source type and tips for how to distinguish between the two within library databases.
A database is an electronic collection of information that can be organized and searched. Academic databases in particular can be used to search for scholarly journals, articles, and encyclopedia entries that you can use in your research and writing. There are many different kinds of academic databases, including the following:
Below you will find lists of Subject Databases and Interdisciplinary Databases you can use to find scholarly resources relevant to global Islamic studies.
This is a selective list. To view the complete list of databases available through the UCLA Library, head to our A-Z Databases link!