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ENGL 419: Advanced Business Writing

George Fleet

Database Platforms

The databases available at the Penn State University Libraries fall into a number of different platforms, often centered around the company that makes the database available. These platforms all have similar, if not identical features and modes of operation, even if the databases contain information from wildly different data sources. A few platforms to be aware of include:



EBSCOhost search screen


ProQuest search screen

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic search screen

Web of Science

Web of Science search screen