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CAL 103: Writing and Communication

This guide will help CAL 103 students get started with their research.

Scholarly, Trade, and Popular Articles

Look for your topic in these Library databases for a variety of material, including academic research articles, trade publications, and popular sources.

Best Bet

The Librarians recommend that you definitely try Academic Search Premier as it is broad in scope and includes a wide variety of material to use in your research.

These are Also Great for Broad-Topic Searching

News and Newspapers

While you'll find newspaper articles in some of the databases listed above, the databases included here are focused on newspapers and so will give you a better result when that's what you want.

Company and Industry Research

If your topic focuses on broad industries or specific goods and services, look for more information in these databases that are made for in-depth research from a business perspective.


Find information on the ethical aspect of your topic here.