Library Databases and Resources

Library databases are different from most search engines. How do they differ?

  • The library pays to access these resources (that's why we log in through the library homepage)

  • Databases can help get you to specific content related to your topic!

      • You can search by topic keywords, author, title, or other criteria

      • You can easily limit/filter searches to get more relevant results

  • The results that are returned:

    • Are usually trustworthy

    • Are organized and easy to sort

    • There are fewer overall results returned, but those returned will exclude more irrelevant results

    • Make full text more easily accessible

    • Can be limited to peer reviewed sources