Unit 6: Search Tools: Subscription Databases
Lesson 1: Subscription Databases
What is a database?
A database is a searchable collection of regularly updated articles available online. Databases contain scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as eBooks, reports, primary sources, encyclopedia and dictionary entries, excerpts from books, and book reviews. The Edison State College Libraries subscribe to several subscription databases, for which access is restricted to Edison State College students, faculty, and staff.
Where does the information come from?
Subscription databases contain citations and articles from hundreds of reputable scholarly journals. Since databases contain articles and other information owned by libraries all over the world, these collections of articles allow you to search the world’s library from your computer, without ever leaving home.
When should I use the ESC databases?
Use the databases to find scholarly articles and other reliable information about a specific topic.
How do I use the ESC databases?
To learn how to use the ESC Libraries’ subscription databases, go to the next page.
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