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Chelsea Leachman

What is a database?

Databases are organized, online collections of information that provide ways to search large amounts of information effectively. The Libraries pay for you to be able to access many different databases that include information that’s often unavailable in basic Google searches. Some databases only include publications that are related to a specific subject area (like IEEE for engineering) or resource type (like Global Newsstream for news sources), while other databases are multi-subject and include multiple subject areas and resource types (like Academic Search Complete or JSTOR). 

Your subject librarian has compiled the best databases for your research needs in this research guide.

WSU Library Databases

Using "Find It @ WSU" when searching databases:

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If you see the above icon next to an article you are searching for, click on it to see if there is an electronic version of the journal or magazine available in another database.  You will be taken to Search It and shown the options for obtaining the article whether it be here at WSU or through ILL (Interlibrary Loan).

Books or Compilations

Thesis or Dissertations

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