Thursday, September 19, 2013

Exploring Electronic Resources

Diving into electronic resources may seem daunting to freshman students, and even to returning ones.  As a “Welcome To TWU” (or “Welcome Back” if you’re returning), listed below are some go-to databases that are great places to begin your research. 

Academic  Search Complete contains over 8,500 full-text journals.

Academic Video Online has over 20,000 full video titles, with transcripts available.

Books In Print contains 20 million print, electronic and media global titles searchable by topic, genre, setting, character, location and time frame.

Ebrary (electronic books) has 75,000 full-text books online for viewing and downloading.

EBSCOhost Databases includes 88 databases, arranged by topic for general searching.

Gale PowerSearch includes all 16 Gale databases and covers literature, business, health and newspapers.

ProQuest Databases contains 16 databases from the vendor ProQuest.

TOPICsearch provides access to over 150,000 articles from international and regional newspapers.

These databases, and many more, are featured on the TWU Libraries Database Descriptions page and are accessible from the Databases A-Z List on the TWU Libraries homepage under Research.

Be sure to also check out the Writing & Citing link on the homepage for resources on (you guessed it) writing and citing your papers.

For database or any other questions, the most convenient way to contact us is to Ask a Librarian.  A librarian will be happy to assist you.

~Christina Cool

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