Page 2

Cal says...."When I would go to the library looking for books & articles, I used to feel completely lost . . . until I understood how to use an online database."

So what is an online database, anyway?

Just as an index at the back of a book lets you quickly go to a topic
within the book, databases quickly sort through thousands of records
                                to identify resources on a topic.
 
  • A database can take many forms.  The most common databases used in
    academic research are: Article Databases & Library Catalogs
  • Before you choose a particular database for your research, it
    is helpful to understand how a database works and to learn
    some fundamentals about searching . . .

     
Table of Contents  Glossary  Feedback • Credits               Previous Previous      Next Next