Types of Databases

The two types of databases you will be using are the library catalog (eLibrary) and periodical databases.

eLibrary

organizes the materials the library has available. This includes records for books, journals, newspapers, magazines,videos and sound recordings. It does not include articles.

 

 

Periodical databases

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are used to identify articles on a topic. Cuesta library has two journal databases. EBSCOhost has articles on most subjects, while SIRS is a social issues database.

 

 

Newspaper databases

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are used to identify newspaper articles on a topic. Cuesta library has two newspaper databases. ProQuest (NNC) indexes national newspapers for world and national news, and Newsbank indexes regional newspaper for local news.

 

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