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Writing 10: College Reading and Composition Pre-Health (Lovas)

Poll Question: Database Review

What definition best describes what a database is?
An academic collection of materials for research purposes: 2 votes (16.67%)
An organized, searchable collection of information: 8 votes (66.67%)
A web of information from multiple sources: 2 votes (16.67%)
An easily accessed information portal: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12

Recommended Databases

Health-Related Databases

Time to Search Independently

Independent Searching (20 minutes)

  • We now have time for searching in Academic Search Complete and/or UC Library Search to find information on our own research questions.

To Do: Before the 20 minutes are done ...

  1. Identify a resource that you may use for your research.
  2. Copy the citation in APA style for the resource and add the citation to your row on the Spreadsheet

We will re-convene after 20 minutes for a discussion of your search results.



Search Using Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to

  • access many journal articles made available to you by the UC Merced Library. Remember to be connected to the VPN.
  • search for the specific title of a journal article.
  • generate additional keywords.



Try looking for this article title in Google Scholar.

Exposure to violent media: The effects of songs with violent lyrics on aggressive thoughts and feelings Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (2003), pp. 960-971