|Tarleton State University Libraries
& CHOOSING DATABASES
Databases can be accessed by qualified
users from campus computers and from off-campus sites. As discussed
in Unit 2, off-campus access requires the Tarleton dial-up,
EZProxy, or the VPN connection, as well as a current Tarleton
network username and password.
TO ACCESS LIBRARY DATABASES
"Search Databases" on the libraries' home page.
which database you should use as explained in the
"How to Choose Appropriate Databases" section below.
a database from the list on the "Online Databases"
TO CHOOSE APPROPRIATE DATABASES
beginning to search for information in library databases, you should
determine which databases have the types of materials and topics you
Some databases specialize in specific subjects like education, business,
psychology, and so on. Other databases are multi-disciplinary or general
and include a variety of subjects. Therefore, Tarleton libraries offer
to Online Databases to help users determine which databases
best fit their information needs.
The Guide to Online Databases offers an alphabetical listing of the
databases, brief summaries of each database's contents, and links
to each database.
"Guide to Online Databases" page using a link on the
"Online Databases" page.
the time to read the summaries in the "Guide to Online Databases"
will make your research efforts more efficient because you can quickly
learn which databases offer material relevant to your research interests.
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