Wondering which database to use?
That depends on what you want to find. Knowing what you are looking for can help you choose a good database for your search.
Try one of these databases for general information about your topic including how your topic has been addressed at the federal and state government levels.
Want to read about the differing sides of your issue? Looking for pros and cons? Try one of these databases:
How do I know if a resource is scholarly (academic)?
What about popular sources?
Source: Cornell University
What about primary sources?
What about Science?
In the sciences, a primary source is the published result of experimental or observational research.
Source: University of Maryland Libraries
Magazine and journal articles are found using an online tool called a database. Basically, a database acts like an online file cabinet containing many different resources that relate to each other by their subject or topic.
Search the databases to find articles from both scholarly and popular sources.
Remember: When off campus, you must login with your Web Advisor username and password to access a database through TCC libraries.
Improve your search by thinking of various keywords that relate to the subject and combine them in an advanced search. Putting a phrase in quotation marks will make your search more specific.