Answered By: Cathy Goodwin Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015 Views: 64
Databases are searchable collections of journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. After typing in a keyword, the database finds a list of relevant articles from these different publications and allows you to read these articles. These provide relevant, up-to-date information on a wide variety of subjects and include many scholarly works.
Many of these databases give the option to do an "advanced search." This allows you to search across multiple fields (i.e. by author, title, subject, etc.). For example, if you were in the database Literature Resource Center, you could type in "Tim O'Brien" in the "subject" or the "author" field and "The Things They Carried" in the "name of work" field to find information about this author and this short story.
To access databases off-campus, use your 7-digit TCL ID number as your username and the first initial of your first name and the last 3 digits of your Social Security number as your password.
For more information on how to use the databases, check out the following links listed below: