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Need Articles? Use On-Line Library Databases! Workshop: Library Databases: An Introduction

What Do Library Databases Do?

The Library Databases are an online resource available for free to faculty, students, and staff. 

The library pays a subscription to many databases. Searching these databases allows you find credible  information in

  • Journals
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Books (Note: The Library's online-catalog is a database for finding books)

All databases let you do three main things:

  • Search
  • Sort
  • Save your results.

All databases will provide some way to:

  • save your information
  • cite your information.

Often the full article and citation may be saved.

The tools to do this are usually found on the list of search results, or inside the record of the item you are viewing. At the most basic level you can generally perform the following save functions:

Full Text:
Download a PDF
Email a HTML Full Text or PDF
Print a HTML Full Text or PDF

Citations:
Email the citation information
Print the citation information
Open a box with the citation information to cut and paste
Export the citation information to an external tool.