There are many different types of databases that you can consult in your research for this class. Generally, it's a good idea to search in databases based on the outcomes you're looking for - so if you're looking for a scholarly article in the sciences, try a science database. For an article in the humanities, use something like JSTOR or ProjectMuse, since they're both interdisciplinary.
Art & Art History
Take a look in the following databases if you're looking for newspaper articles. Pay attention to the database summaries listed below, as these will tell you more about what years the databases cover.
Remember: Databases don't speak English.
Construct search strings to effectively find resources in databases.
Research Question: "What effect does media have on teens' body image?"
A good example of a search string:
"body image" AND media AND teens
A not great example of a search string:
media's effects on teen body image
Tips for Constructing Search Strings