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Research & Resources: An Introduction

This guide is an introduction to the research process, understanding different types of resources, where to find them, how to evaluate them and cite them.

Library Databases: What are they?

What is a library database?

  • It is an organized collection of digital resources compiled by professional publishing companies.

  • Librarians select which databases to purchase access to based on their users needs.


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Library Databases

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