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Writing 100 (Deboard): Selecting Databases

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Selecting a Databases

Group Discussion:

A. What subjects do you associate with these research questions?

  1. How can psychedelics be used to treat depression in the elderly?
  2. Are drones effective in detecting parasites in crops?
  3. What motivates college students to motivate in local elections?

B. Do we have these subjects available in our library database listing?


  1. Locate one or more subjects affiliated with your question.
  2. Identify two potential databases in which you might search.  Consider that your database will need to contain scholarly articles.

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