A library database is an electronic digital warehouse for published materials. Our most common databases contain magazine, newspaper and journal articles. We also have databases of encyclopedias and eBooks.
Library databases are constantly updated with new material.
Databases are highly organized and allow you to search for information on a topic by keyword, subject, author, title, and phrase.
Library databases contain credible materials written by experts in their field and/or the information has been evaluated for accuracy before being published.
Databases have different names, subjects, and content, but all of them will have these 3 things:
1. A search box for you to enter keywords.
2. Ways to refine your search results: for example, by date, scholarly articles only, or journal title.
3. Ways to manage your research: copy, save, email, print, and choose a citation style.
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1 Achieve, Inc. (2005). Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work? Retrieved from http://www.achieve.org/RisingtotheChallenge
2 McKiel, A.W. (2012). 2011 Global student e-book survey. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/surveys/docDetail.action?docID=80076107
3 Travis, T. (2011) From the classroom to the boardroom: The impact of information literacy instruction on workplace research skills. Education Libraries, 34. Retrieved from http://units.sla.org/division/ded/educationlibraries/34-2.pdf
4 United States Department of Commerce. (2011). Fact sheet: Digital literacy. Retrieved from http://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2011/05/13/fact-sheet-digital-literacy
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