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ENG 214: Introduction to English Literature I

Nichole LaGrow

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of information.

Most often, in library terminology, this means an online collection of articles--scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, and newspaper articles.

Some databases are "multidisciplinary"--meaning they contain articles on a wide variety of topics. Other databases are more specialized and may focus on articles from a particular subject area such as business, history, or psychology.

Recommended Multi-Disciplinary Databases

Subject Specific Databases for Social Progress Index

Civil Rights
Legal Rights & Safety

Databases with a Historical Perspective