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St. Mary's Learning Commons: Reliable Online Information

The Learning CommonsA research database is a collection of credible sources of information. Benefits include:

  • Access to reliable information that is not freely available;
  • Options on how to control your results (e.g. by year, subject, or format); 
  • Citations done for you (for your Works Cited)

Research Databases

Quick Facts (Wikipedia alternatives)

 

In depth databases

 

Helpful Tips

  1. Video tutorials for Gale databases - see Mrs. Mulhall or Mrs. Walker for more help and search strategies
  2. Video about when and why you should use databases

For best databases by SUBJECT area, see Research Help tab

Tips:

  1. To find a database without scrolling through the list, use "Ctrl+F" and type in the name 
  2. Video tutorials for Gale databases - see Mrs. Mulhall or Mrs. Walker for more help and search strategies
  3. Video about when and why you should use databases
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