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Resources for Research

Use this guide to get started with your 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.

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Database terms

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.