Why Use Library Databases?
- Are paid for by the Library so that you can have free access to scholarly information.
- Content is evaluated for authority and accuracy.
- Information is stable, meaning it doesn't disappear after a period of time.
- Through subject pages it is easy to find databases with information that relates specifically to your topic
- Offer options to quickly limit or expand your search results to find the best articles for your topic.
- Many sources are free, but others require you to pay.
- Information is not evaluated for accuracy and may be incorrect, misleading or biased.
- Websites come and go.
- Is not organized.
- Search engines (like Google) often return an overwhelming number of results. These search engines offer no quick way of narrowing your results to ensure they relate to your topic.
NOTE: see Google "librarian" version: web sites evaluated by librarians