How to Choose a Database

How to Choose a Database


How do I get started using the databases? Once you’re at the Library’s homepage at www.lcc.edu/library,
click on the databases link at the top of the page. You can select databases three different
ways. First, if you know the name of your database you can use the A-Z list. Use the
letter links to locate a particular database. But I don’t know which one to start with. In that case you could try the second option
and select one of our popular ones. You can find the popular databases on the right of
your screen. These cover a wide range of subjects. And if your instructor requires you to find
peer-reviewed articles you may want to use Academic OneFile or ProQuest Central. What
topic are you researching? I am looking for information on motorcycle
helmet laws. Use the drop down menu to look for databases
by subject. What subject do you think might be good for your topic? In class, my instructor talked about social
issues, so I’ll try that one. You’ll now see a list of databases focusing
on social issues with librarian approved best bets at the top. Read the description below
the link, and then click on the most appropriate database title. It will open in a new tab. I’ll try Issues and Controversies. Can I access
theses databases from off-campus? Of course! The only difference is that you
will be prompted to enter your username and password. And Remember if you ever run into
trouble you can Ask a Librarian. Good luck with your research!

Danny Hutson

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