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ENG W240 Community Service Writing

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Your research will require using scholarly sources to contextualize your own arguments and theses. (Scholarly sources may also be useful for other class assignments.) Library databases contain a wealth to scholarly articles. The boxes on this page will help you with:

  • OneSearch@IU
  • What Are Databases and Why You Need Them
  • Accessing OneSearch
  • Accessing Other Databases

What Are Databases & Why You Need Them

From Yavapai College Library.


OneSeach@IU searches most of Libraries' databases.
It is a great place to start your research. 

For more in-depth and subject-specific research consider other resources, like those in this guide.


Accessing OneSearch

The search box above isn't the only way to get to OneSearch. You can also: 

Go to OR from the Libraries' homepage ( 

  • Click on the Top Recommended Sources.
  • Choose OneSearch.

(NOTE: If you are off campus you will need to log in with your IU username and password.)

Accessing Other Databases

For databases not listed in this guide:

Go to the Libraries homepage (

   For Resources by Subject/Discipline:

  • Click on Resource Gateway.
  • Choose Resources by Subject
  • Select the relevant discipline

   For an alphabetic listing:

  • Click on Resource Gateway.
  • Choose Resources A-Z.
  • Choose the relevant letter.