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Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Selecting a Database

Selecting a Database 

Selecting the best research database for your topic is an important step. You need to choose a database that covers your topic, as well as the dates you need.

To choose a research database on the Delaware County Community College Library Home Page:

  • Go to the Find Books, Articles & More link on the library's home page.
  • Select an appropriate subject area related to your research topic.
  • Skim the list of databases, reading about each one to learn:

    1. Subjects covered
    2. Types of publications covered: journal articles, books, etc.
    3. Dates covered

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