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Salisbury Americorps Youth Civics Council: SU Article Databases

What are databases?

Think of library databases as portals to information & resources. This information often comes in the form of academic (or "scholarly") articles where the authors use research to support their argument, but databases can also include several other types of resources, such as: statistics, reports, infographics (like charts or graphs), films, documentaries, and eBooks.

Because they are available through annual subscriptions, most library databases (and the content within them) are only available to members of that library's immediate community.

Database searching

Keywords:  college      recycling      program

1. college = 1 million articles. Let's add keywords to narrow results down.

2. add "recycling" - notice your results are more specific.

3. add "program". Checkmark "Full Text" box on the left side of your screen.

List of Recommended Databases

  • JSTOR Tip: enclose keyword phrases within quotation marks for precise searching. For example: "american architecture" "sustainable home".

More Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

Saving articles for later

1. Email the article to yourself

  • Databases often provide this option when viewing an article.
  • Check to make sure the full-text PDF was included in the email!


‚Äč2. Save the article to a flash drive

Note about printing: If you choose to print in the library, black/white prints cost .10/ single-sided page (.20 for double-sided). Use the AC 146 printer, and pick up your prints (and pay) at the Circulation Desk. Credit or debit card transactions have a $5 minimum.