Databases A-Z: Help using this tab
FAQ about this tab:
Q: When should I use the Databases A-Z tab?
- To locate and download the full text of an article
- To locate articles on your chosen topic (or articles by a chosen author or in a chosen periodical)
- To locate facts and figures in authoritative, scholarly sources
- To research in historical or current newspapers
- To bring audio, video, and images to your desktop
Q: When should I not use this tab?
- To locate non-electronic materials in the library, use the "Books and More" tab instead.
Q: What do the library's “databases” include?
- Search engines for articles in journals, organized by academic discipline
- Search engines for articles in newspapers and general interest periodicals
- Online audio collections
- Online video collections
- Online image collections
- Online data (governmental, statistical, and more)
- Online encyclopedias, dictionaries and other research tools
Q: What are the “Databases A-Z”?
- This menu contains all of the nearly 1,000 databases currently offered by the library, arranged alphabetically by the databases’ titles, and with a brief description of each one.
Q: What are the “Popular Databases”?
- This menu contains very select group from the A-Z list, chosen because of their general usefulness as well as their frequency of use by students.
Q: What are the “General Databases”?
- These three databases will each do a very broad, interdisciplinary search through a wide spectrum of journals, but they might well miss the more specialized articles from within a given subject area.
Q: What are the “Journals A-Z”?
- This menu lists every one of the more than 85,000 electronic journals currently offered by the library. Opening a title link will take you to that journal’s site and its own search engine, where you can look for articles inside that journal.