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Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Types of Databases

Types of Databases 

Types of databases used for research include:

1. Library catalog an inventory of what is owned by a particular library. The Library Catalog is a catalog of books, videos, and other materials owned by the Delaware County Community College Library.

2. Article databases – a database used for finding citations to articles in periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers).

         Many databases provide abstracts, or summaries, for each article.

         Some databases provide the full-text of periodical articles.

3. Reference sources– the full-text of a reference book

4. Streaming Video a collection of videos available online

5. Statistics – includes statistics, financial information, census data


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