EBSCO (all databases): Combines numerous databases from across disciplines; comprehensive; high quality search engine. Most of the material is scholarly (peer reviewed) but also provides access to high quality magazines.
Onesearch: CUNY’s own comprehensive database; has both books and journal articles
Other relevant databases:
Jstor:Archive of high profile peer reviewed journals; has unimpressive search engine.
Project Muse:Archive of scholarly journals in the humanities; has weak search engine
Off campus access to databases: Available with your NetID.
and narrows: stimulus and response retrieves only those records in which both terms occur.
or broadens: language or speech retrieves articles containing either term.
* truncates: colo* retrieves color, colour, etc.