General Databases


  • All dates, best for 2002-present.
  • Content from NCSU Libraries' catalog plus over 6,800 publishers, including over 94,000 journals and periodicals
  • Limit your search to peer-reviewed / scholarly journals

Academic Search Complete

  • 1970s-present
  • Articles from over 3000 scholarly journals and some major magazines and newspapers
  • Limit your search to peer-reviewed / scholarly journals

Google Scholar

  • All dates, best for 1990s-present.
  • Scholarly articles, conference papers, preprints, theses, books, and technical reports
  • NCSU students, faculty, and staff can access some materials found via Google Scholar at no cost. Find out how.
  • Tips on using Google Scholar effectively.

Web of Science

  • 1900s-present, best for 1945-present
  • Articles from over 8000 scholarly journals
  • Includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Allows cited reference searching.


  • 1800s-present
  • Articles from over 400 scholarly journals
  • Focuses on the humanities and social sciences. Includes full-text.

Newspaper databases

All databases