Resources for Research
What is a database?
You have your topic refined into keywords. Now what? You are ready to search the Library's databases for articles. But what is a database? View this video to find out.
Here are some terms you will encounter while searching in library databases.
- Abstract: An abstract is a brief summary of an article.
- Full-text: A complete electronic copy of an article. These articles are available for download or can be saved or printed.
- Peer-reviewed: Articles that are peer-reviewed have been examined by experts in a field of discipline who ensure the quality of the work being presented. Also referred to as refereed or scholarly.
- Source: The source is the title of the journal, magazine or newspaper the article was published in. You will need this information for your paper's references page.