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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

C. Selecting a Database

Selecting a Database 

Selecting the best research database for your topic is an important step. You need to choose a database that covers your topic, as well as the dates you need.

To choose a research database on the Andruss Library Home Page:

  • Click on the link in the Search Everything box for Databases by A-Z & Subject and choose the most appropriate subject area or type of information needed.
  • Skim the list of databases, reading about each one to learn:

    1. Subjects covered
    2. Types of publications covered: journal articles, books, etc.
    3. Dates covered


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