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You have completed

Chapter 4:
Using Databases for Accessing Information


You should now be able to:

  • Identify different types of databases used for research.
  • Identify and select an appropriate database to find a newspaper article, journal article, biographical information, or social issue.
  • Identify the difference between journals and popular magazines.
  • Select an appropriate database for your research needs.

Expert Advice

Now it's time to try a little database practice. Below is a link to the library's database page.


Library's Databases

After clicking on the link, open at least three databases of your choice. Search the same topic, something of interest to you, in each database. Notice the different formats of the databases, the different types of resources that are included. Are their magazines articles, journals, newspapers, essays, Web sites? Which seemed most helpful for the topic you selected?


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