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ED 102: University Success: Databases

Library Databases

A common question is "Where do I start searching?"

Using Google is popular, but it isn't always as helpful for finding academic sources. This is why libraries subscribe to other databases (also known as search tools) for students to use. The Clark Library has two starting point databases that cover many topics:

The Library also has databases focused on specific subjects. Using a subject database is an efficient way to find academic sources in a field or discipline (biology, communication studies, history, etc.). Visit our Research Guides by Majors & Minors to see which databases are recommended. 

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