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Library Research DIY

Discover how to start your academic research with this guided tutorial.


After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • identify what a database is and how it is structured.
  • use database functionality to locate information.

Let’s get started! Databases are organized, searchable collections of information. Google and Amazon are databases, for example. This module will tell you more about library databases that you can use to conduct research. 


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Let’s get started. Click the Next button to continue.