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RefSeek
RefSeek's unique approach offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.

DASH - Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard
A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community.

Digital Public Library
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

 

Finding Information in Library Databases

Using sources in an academic paper is an important part of strengthening your argument. It also documents your research process and demonstrates what you have learned in the course of your research.

We all learn from the experts who have learned before us, and it's important to acknowledge those experts' ideas. Although your paper should be driven by your own ideas, sources should support your ideas.

Use the library catalog and research database links below to find books, journals, newspapers, videos, images and more!

However, be aware that searching in a library database is different than searching on Google, and takes practice. Before you start, be sure and read all about Search Strategies you can use to maximize your search.

 

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The following links lead you to our online databases, which contain articles, books, podcasts, videos, and more. Also, check out our individual subject guides for more detailed information related to your field of study.

NOTE: To access these databases remotely, you must be logged in to your Portal account! If you are not logged in, clicking on one of these icons will take you to the portal login screen.

PLEASE NOTE! YOU WILL SEE THAT THE DIRECT LINK FOR EBRARY IS NO LONGER HERE. WE STILL HAVE ACCESS TO EBRARY (ALSO KNOWN AS EBOOK CENTRAL) THROUGH THE LIRN DATABASE.

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Provides full-text online versions of hundreds of top quality reference books in all major subjects from art to medicine, psychology to history, and technology to literature. Includes bilingual and biographical dictionaries.

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Thousands of video clips covering a wide range of topics.

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The LIRN collection provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from Gale Cengage, ProQuest, EBSCO, and eLibrary.

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This one-of-a-kind online technology reports database was created especially for the academic community. It contains a virtual library of clearly-written reports covering such key technology areas as IT infrastructure, telecom, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as technology vendors.

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Faulkner Information Services has been a respected provider of IT and communications information services for some 40 years. Our subscribers include business planners, consultants, service providers, IT staff, libraries, technology providers, and government agencies. Faulkner was among the first to deliver its core services in electronic format on CD-ROM, in Lotus Notes, in HTML for intranets, and over the World Wide Web.

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