Answered By: Gabe Gossett Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 85
Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 85
- Databases are indexes to literature and other information sources. At Western they are primarily used in order to find scholarly journal articles.
- Index information varies from database to database. Some include direct access to the full-text of articles and others only include information such as the journal, author, and abstract.
- When a Western database does not include a link to the full-text of an article it should have a link to Findit!, which is a tool that checks with other databases in order to see if there is another way to get access to an article.
- Databases will often include online versions of hundreds of thousands of articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and more.
- Proprietory information: Reports and articles that you would have to pay for if you found them without using Western Libraries links.
- When we don't have access to articles through one of our databases we can usually get it for you through ILLiad.