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Library databases are searchable online repositories of information.
Database content varies based on subject, discipline, and information type.
Library databases are accessible to all currently enrolled ELAC students, 24/7.
Before you begin searching:
Review your assignment.
Are you required to use magazine articles, news articles, scholarly journal articles? Books? eBooks? Websites?
Are you required to use a specific database, like EBSCO, ProQuest, or JSTOR?
Jot down a few keywords.
Keywords are the main ideas, themes, topics, or subjects of your research topic.
You'll need to use keywords (and not sentences) in the databases.
More on keywords:
Which database(s) should I use?
This depends on your specific topic (are you researching a historical topic, educational, social issues, current events?) and your information need (do you need scholarly articles, literary criticisms, news articles?).
Watch the video below to learn how to limit our list of databases by subject and resource type: