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Keep track of your resources right from the start. If you don't, it may be challenging to refer back for more information or for citing and creating your bibliography.
For each resource, record the:
Searching the Internet is so easy, but:
Library databases are a better way to search to:
A library database is an organized, online collection of searchable information. It can contain citations, articles, text, books, images, etc. We're focusing on article databases.
Articles are selected by the database company to meet certain criteria. Some databases cover a wide variety of topics while others are subject specific. Most contain a high number of full-text articles available for printing, emailing, or saving.
Watch the What Are Databases and Why You Need Them video on this page to learn more about the benefits of using databases over searching the web.
Articles are found by entering search terms in a search box. Some databases give you alternate search terms to use or subjects to explore. All of them give a variety of search techniques to use to improve your results:
The Searching Databases video explains different ways databases can be explored to find better resources.
Several of the library's databases offer the ability to search for:
Look on the Advanced Search screen in a database to see if it allows these types of searches.