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- Full-text articles - include both a citation and the full text of the journal or newspaper article.
Databases are also known as periodical indexes. They may be general in nature meaning they cover all subject areas, or they may be subject-specific meaning they contain information covering a certain subject like education or history. When you enter search terms on your topic, the database will retrieve articles and citations pertaining to that topic. It may be necessary to refine your search in order to retrieve more specific information.
Use a Database
- when you want to find articles on your topic in magazines, journals or newspapers
- when you need to research a very current issue or topic
Examples of Databases
- Expanded Academic ASAP from InfoTrac (a general database)
- AcademicSearch Full Text Elite from EbscoHost (a general database)
- PsycInfo (a psychology database)