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Sociology 20 (Xiong): About Library Databases

Social Problems

What are the Library Databases and Which One Should I Use?

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Ronald Williams Library, 1:22

  1. What is a database?
  2. What are some databases (online collections) you may have used in your life outside of school?
  3. How are library databases organized?

Finding & Using Databases

Finding & Using Databases Tutorial

graphc for database tutorial

Instructions:

1. Click on the link or logo above to access the tutorial.  Full instructions are on the first page.

  • You will NOT need to be on the campus network to complete this tutorial.
  • This tutorial does include two videos so you may want headphones.
  • At the end, you will be asked to submit your name and email address for a record of your participation.
By the end of the tutorial, you will be able to:
  • describe what a database is.
  • understand the value of library-provided databases.
  • locate suitable databases for your academic research using Subjects & Best Bets.
  • recognize common database features.