Many databases provide access to article information – either article citations (bibliographic information) and/or the full text. Read more about why to use databases in the box below.
Why Use Library Databases?
- Many are purchased subscriptions and contain full text articles that may not be freely available on the web.
- Many have advanced search engines to help you locate what you need.
- Academic databases include primarily scholarly and/or educational material.
Jumpstart Your Research
These are good general databases to use for locating information on most topics.
What's In a Word?
Abstract - summary of an article
Citation - bibliographic information; source of article
Database - an organized electronic filing of data into fields for searching
Index - a list (usually alphabetical) of data such as title, author, subject
Peer-reviewed - examined or reviewed by an expert in the field
Source - a book, journal, etc. from which a chapter or article has been obtained