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First Year Experience: Research Databases

The purpose of this guide is to familiarize first year students with the many resources available in the library.

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What is a Research Database?

Library research databases contain information from published works.
Examples: Magazines, professional journals and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and reference books.

Library research databases are searchable.
Example: Library databases can be searched by Keywords, Subjects, Author Name, Publication Title etc.

Library research databases provide citation information.

Citation information includes
·       Author Name
·       Title of Article
·       Publication (Title of Magazine, Newspaper, or Reference Book)
·       Publisher
·       Date of Publication

Library research databases often contain full-text or PDF articles.
You can print, email or save entire articles.

There are different kinds of library research databases.
Examples: Academic Search Complete, OmniFile Full Text, Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Below is a list of databases to help you get started with you research

 Library research databases are paid for by the University so that students faculty and staff have access to reliable resources.

Databases to Help You Begin Your Research


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