Library Databases


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Time needed to complete this module: 10 minutes

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Learning Objectives: 

  • Define library databases
  • Learn how to navigate and search within library databases
  • Gain experience on how to use library databases effectively

A database is a searchable collection of information sources. The library has many databases.  Some contain only articles, while others have articles, data, images, videos, and more. Databases tend to have a lot of scholarly articles specific to topics you are researching, which can be useful for a class assignment in terms of narrowing down your results and finding scholarly resources on a topic.  For example, EBSCO’s Sport DISCUS is a database focused on sports exercise, so it can be great if you are researching something to do with sports or exercise.

This video will cover the same materials of this tutorial, but with screenshots from EBSCO databases:

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