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Databases are how articles are indexed (it just tells you that articles exist). The databases below are primarily full-text, which means that you can get actual text of the article. Some of them may contain SOME full-text. The full list of WU database is available by alphabetic list, subject, or type of resource. There are also guides available to walk you through how to find materials.
Academic Search Premier (ASP) is a full-text interdisciplinary database that can filter to peer-reviewed and full-text literature. This is great resource for starting your research. Includes broad based coverage of the Social Sciences in general, as well as including American History.