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What is an online database?
An online database is a collection of information, often journal articles, that can be retrieved via the Internet.
Why use an online database?
- It may be a requirement of your assignment.
- Database content is much more reliable than what you might find on the
- Journal articles are instantly accessible and searchable in online databases.
Here are two general databases that can be used for most assignments.
Gale Academic OneFile This link opens in a new window
A multidisciplinary database with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources including the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature.
EBSCO Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
A multidisciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions with scholarly, full-text content from thousands of periodicals dating back as far as 1865.
How Do Public Patrons Login?
Public patrons or non-students can only access IRSC databases by visiting a campus library.
Can I find scholarly articles on the Web?
Yes, you can. Here are some suggested websites.