Database of the Month: Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a multidisciplinary database providing millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

To make the most of this database, view the Resource Guide (3 pages in pdf)

In addition here are three tips for the Bentley researcher: Topic Finder, Word Count and Cite.

1. Topic Finder:

Use to generate a visual representation of your search results by topic and subtopic. Topic Finder organizes results based on the frequency of occurring terms, allowing you to hone in on targeted keywords, envision connections between topics, and create new research paths. Use Topic Finder if you’re having trouble coming up with a research topic, when you have an idea for a topic and want to investigate related topics, or when you want to narrow your search results.

2.Word Count

Using the Advanced Search, you can put in >300 in a search box and choose Word Count from the drop down menu to weed out all brief articles or search by different word counts to meet specific assignment criteria.

3. Cite

At the bottom of every article is a citation in MLA 8th edition format.

You can use the Cite button at the top of the article to access the citation in additional formats such as APA or Chicago. The Cite button also allows you to export the citations into a bibliographic management tool such as RefWorks.

Connect to the Database

Visit the library’s Databases A-Z page and select Academic OneFile.


Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or library database, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

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