Some databases, like Academic Search Complete and InfoTrac Expanded Academic are general databases. This means they cover many different subject areas, kind of like how Walmart has many different types of products but they don't specialize in one area. Other databases are specialized, like a sporting goods store. These databases have specific types of content.
There are also reference databases which include things like the Oxford English Dictionary Online. Here is a slide show of specialized databases found here at WIU:
Government and Political Resources
These databases have content on a wide range of topics from psychology to history to communications and sociology.Click the links to see the general databases below:
If you have to write about a particular topic or subject. You can look for databases in just that area. From the Articles / Databases tab or from the Databases page select the subject area you want and click go. This will bring up a list of databases specialized for that field.
For example, if you need research and business information related to the field of accounting, you can focus your searching by using the subject databases.