BC Online & International Education
Simone Williams, Faculty Librarian
Databases are digital collections of information. Library Databases offer information in the form of articles, eBooks, audio & video clips and much more.
Databases are digital collections of information.
Google vs. Databases?
Library databases differ from Google because they contain information that is more scholarly than Google results. Databases are more:
Authoritative- written or published by an industry professional with credentials & qualifications; reputable source
Objective- information is factual not opinionated; purpose is not to sell or persuade user
This is a 2.5 min. video explaining the benefits of using library databases for research.
From Yavapai College Library
Use the CRAAP test to evaluate sources.
This 2 min. video elaborates on the CRAAP test for evaluating sources.
From Western University Libraries