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What is an Academic Database?
Research can feel overwhelming when it is difficult to know what sources are useful and trustworthy. Academic databases help solve this problem by making sources easy to search, filter, and evaluate. This video explains Academic Databases and teaches:
- Why quality matters more than quantity in research
- Where to find academic databases
- What types of publications and subjects are available
- How to search an academic database effectively
- How to filter search results
Duration: 02m 19s
Choosing a Database
Video: Choosing a Database (from Credo's Instruct)
With so many library resources available to you online, it can be hard to determine where to begin your research and what sources best suit your needs. In this video, you’ll learn how to determine your assignment’s information need, locate the different types of library databases that are available for your use, and how to identify specific features of a database to determine if it meets your needs.
Duration: 03m 41s
Selecting an NWACC Library Database