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Databases - Periodical Articles
Why use a database and not OmniSearch?
- It contains fewer types of items. It has mostly articles and reports.
- It is has a more focused search
- Some databases are subject specific
- Most databases have index terms
Benefits of Searching Library Resources
- More items are on the college level and for college research
- Search results can be quickly limited to...
- Peer reviewed (Scholarly) articles
- a specific date or range of dates
- Provides Citation information for a variety of guides (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc)
Link to OmniSearch
- Searches almost everything we own
- One stop shopping
- Good for finding a needle in a hay stack
- Provides citations for items found
- Results can be overwhelming
- Subject words are not uniform across databases
- Finds many non-scholarly works
- Finds more off-topic information