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Nancy Bellafanteon 10 June 2014
Transcript of Library Databases
enclose exact phrases in quotes
Use words not sentences
How do I choose?
create a list of key terms
ProQuest Research Library
the actual source (full text)
Discovery tool that points to sources of information
What's a database?
The Ramen Girl
What do database records contain?
Remember, a database is a searchable collection of records.
At Drexel University Libraries, you have access
to over 500 databases!
A searchable collection of records
Literature Resource Center
Business Source Premier
Communication & Mass Media complete
How much ramen do college students eat?
I look mean, but I'm really nice if you get to know me.
by publication date
by document type
by publication type
Many subject databases have special filters.
It's one thing to
about databases, but the best way to learn is by
When word order matters...
Complete this interactive exercise for using common database search features:
Click to open
Start with a
Then move to a subject database.
Databases contain records for...
A couple examples...
When searching a database...
(Title of a film we have on DVD at the library)