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STP Library Guide

This guide is designed to help the STP student to navigate the library and discover its resources.

What is a Database?

database

noun da·ta·base \ˈdā-tə-ˌbās, ˈda- also ˈdä-\

: a collection of pieces of information that is organized and used on a computer

Definition located on http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/database.

You will probably be asked to find and read journal articles for class assignments.  Many of the library's databases provide access to full-text articles.  During your "rat" year you will use some of the databases listed below.  If you should have problems finding journal or magazine articles on a topic, Ask A Librarian for help.

Academic Databases

Are you exploring a new topic?  Do you need to confirm a fact?  Where do you find information about a person?  Do you need a scholarly article?  Whatever your question...you need help!  Here are some resources that will provide you with some answers: