Simply put, databases were created to help you find credible information easily and quickly.
Students love databases because they are as easy to search as the Web: you simply type your search terms into a box and press a button that says search. Also, databases are available from any computer connected to the Internet, and can be accessed virtually any time of the day or night. This is very convenient for students with full schedules, jobs, and families.
Instructors love databases because the quality of information contained within them is often superior to what students find on the Web. Databases connect researchers to edited, evaluated, and published sources.
Learn more about the difference between using article databases and the free Web in this short video below:
Use the databases below to locate articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals (including peer-reviewed titles).