Research

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


NoodleTools is a citation and research tool that helps you organize your research and keep track of your references. It makes it easy to add citations into the documents you're working on and automatically generates bibliographies or works cited pages in any format. You need to log in with your Google account.