The SC4 Library subscribes to over 200 databases, some built to specialize, some built to generalize resources. If you are looking for a specific resource, this guide will assist you in selecting, searching, and using these databases.
A database is a: large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer).
Basically, a database is an electronically organized catalog, index, and container for published information such as journal, newspaper, and magazine articles, as well as ebooks, streaming video and audio files.
A database is either general or subject/discipline specific and is searchable by keyword, subject, author, or title.
Library databases vary in content and design, many provide provide scholarly and peer-reviewed sources that are appropriate to use for academic research and writing.
The easiest place to find the databases is in one of the two places on the library home page as shown below.
In the Search Menu on the Library's website header:
In the Database link in the middle of the Library's homepage.
Either link will redirect the website to the Library's Database Collection. The databases are listed in alphabetical order. For more on selecting a database, go to the "Database Selection" tab.
The SC4 Library also has a Search option that allows the user to search the entire Database collection. The result list will contain materials from multiple databases and can be filtered to the users needs.
"Database." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d.