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Subject guides are the best place to start as they are curated by information specialists. They include details of the most relevant databases and websites for your subject. The subject guides are listed alphabetically or can be sorted by subject.
What are databases and why you need them
In this video a Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research over searching the web. [2.34 minutes]
Google Scholar is a good place to look if you can be specific about what you need.
Guides to using Ara Databases
Find an article in a database (EBSCO) [PDF] [Video]
Find a Standard in Standards New Zealand database [PDF] [Video]
How to access O'Reilly eBooks [formerly Safari ebooks] [PDF]
Using Gale Academic OneFile database [PDF]
Using eTV [PDF]
Using Proquest Central database [PDF]
Using Joanna Briggs database [Video]
Using Ovid nursing database [PDF]
Using Science Direct database [ PDF]
Using LinkedIn Learning [PDF]
What is a peer-reviewed article [PDF]
Using Google Scholar and more [PDF]
What are primary and secondary sources [PDF]
Troubleshooting access to databases [PDF]
What are boolean operators?
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Start your research by searching encyclopedias and dictionaries for definitions of key terms and background information.
The interactive online version of a print classic. Contains video, audio, images and articles on every known subject.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Multidisciplinary encyclopaedias and specialized reference sources you can search online.
Oxford English Dictionary
The accepted online authority on the English language - great for exploring keywords.