Library databases contain vast amounts of collected information. They will help you find sources that are tailored to your research topic. Below are some general databases to get you started on research, and some suggestions for subject specific databases that will help you find more information on your individual topic.
To see the full list of databases Doane subscribes to, please visit our A-Z Database Listing.
Science and Technology Databases
Books are a great source of in-depth information about a broad or complex topic. Because they are longer works, books can place a topic in a larger context by providing multiple viewpoints, historical context, or interdisciplinary perspectives. The Doane Library catalog is where you will go to find books and eBooks that can help you with your research project.
When you search in a database, you need to break your question or topic down into key words. How you put those words together also matters. What the video below for a quick intro to Boolean operators and building effective search strings.
Also check out this search strategy builder from Arizona State University to help you put your keywords together into logical combinations.
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Used with permission from the Ronald Williams Library at Northeastern Illinois University.