About Library Databases
- A website that requires a paid subscription in order to access information.
- Contains information from published works such as articles from magazines or encyclopedias.
- Can be used to search for titles, authors, magazines, dates, etc.
- Often give you access to full-text articles that can be printed or e-mailed.
- Are selected by librarians to meet the needs of their library patrons.
How is a library article database different from a website search engine?
|Library Article Databases||Websites|
|Get their information from professionals or experts in the field.||Can be written by anyone regardless of expertise.|
|Contain published works where facts are checked.||Content is not necessarily checked by anyone, expert or not.|
|Easy to cite in a bibliography and may create the citation for you.||Don't provide the information necessary to create a complete citation.|
|Help you narrow down your topic or suggest related subjects.||Aren't often organized to support student research needs.|
|Updated frequently and include the date of publication.||May not contain current information or indicate when a page is updated.|
|Available to anyone using a computer in a library that subscribes to databases or any library cardholder using a computer outside the library.||Available to anyone with an internet connection inside or outside the library.|
|Articles included in databases usually are not available free.||Copyrighted articles are not available free on an internet.|
Here are our Article Databases.