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Building a Library Research Strategy: Search Library Databases

This guide will help students develop a research strategy for finding information for papers or projects.

Why search library databases?

Library databases are the best places to do in-depth research.

You can look for full-text online articles from newspapers, journals, academic and popular sources.

These sources are reliable and searchable in many different ways.

What are library databases? Video

from Yavapai College Library (Permission to reuse this video .You may embed this YouTube video in your course, class, website, LMS, and/or LibGuides site.)

Build a Search Strategy

How to Find and Use ebooks

SVC Library Databases

Which database you choose depends on your topic, but the following are some of the general research databases to try:

Academic Search Complete (see tutorial)

eBook Central (see tutorial)


Proquest (see tutorial)

You can search all of our databases in the A-Z list from the library homepage. Click the link or from the Library Homepage, it will look like this:

How to Use Academic Search Complete

How to Use Proquest

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