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COMM 1100: Human Communication Theories - Brennan

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What is a database?

How do I pick the right database?


FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY SUBSCRIBES TO HUNDREDS OF DATABASES JUST FOR YOU! THESE DATABASES CONTAIN ARTICLES FROM ACADEMIC JOURNALS, NEWSPAPERS, OR MAGAZINES ON ALL TOPICS.

Why so many databases?

Some databases are general and offer overviews of all subjects, such as Academic OneFile. Other databases are subject specific, like PsycINFO for Psychology. Some databases include the full text for articles, some only provide citations, and others have a mix of full-text and citations.

How do I pick the right database?

To find databases related the subject you are studying, select your subject from the list of our Research Guides guides. Each guide contains selected databases as a starting point for your research.

If you need to do additional, more comprehensive research, use the Databases by Subject page. Again, select the subject you are researching to see a comprehensive list of related databases.

 

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