Welcome to Articles and Database Tutorials

 

What are Articles and Databases?

A database is a collection of information, usually electronically stored. Relevant information can be searched for and retrieved using appropriate terms, dates, or other criteria. For our purposes, consider databases as sources for the full texts of articles in magazines, journals, newspapers, or reference materials, as well as images. The GCC library subscribes to these databases, and access is limited to students, faculty and staff of the college.

Tutorial Menu

This set of tutorials is designed to help you effectively use GCC's electronic databases.

BEFORE VIEWING THESE TUTORIALS - please take the time to review the terms below. Understanding these terms will enable you to be a more effective user.

TERM
Definition
Abstract
A summary of the article.
Full Text
Complete text of the article
PDF
Exact image of the article as it appeared in the print journal.
HTML
Electronic text format; photographs, graphs, and tables may not appear in the same format as in the print or PDF format.
Periodicals
Publications that are issued regularly.
Scholarly / peer-reviewed/ refereed / juried journals
Publications that are academic or scholarly in content. Articles in these journals are reviewed by authorities in the field prior to publishing -thus, peer-reviewed refereed
Citation
The information about the article - author(s), title, publication, volume number, data and pages.

TIP: BEFORE STARTING ANY SEARCH UNDERSTAND YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

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