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  1. 1. Explore & Compare Databases Name: Instructions: 1. Use two databases to find journal articles on your topic a. One multidisciplinary database like Academic Search Complete or Proquest Research Library b. One subject-specific database related to your topic 2. Answer the following questions for each database you search. 3. IMPORTANT: As you complete this exercise, locate two journal articles you might want to use for your assignment (one from each database). E-mail the citations to yourself. This will help when writing your annotated bibliography. You can share your findings with the librarian to get feedback. 4. Research topic: Database 1: Multidisciplinary Database Database 2: Subject Databasea. Which database did you use?b. Why did you pick this database?c. What kind of search did you do—keyword, subject, etc.?d. What words did you search?e. How many results did you get?f. What subject words did you find(subject links in article record)?f. List some subject words you liked.g. Which search words gave the bestresults? 1. Find a relevant periodical article and fill in the information below. Periodical name, number, date, and pages ___________________________________________________ Title of article ________________________________________________________________________ Name of author _______________________________________________________________________ Name of database _____________________________________________________________________ Why did you choose this article? ___________________________________________________________ 2. Find a relevant periodical article and fill in the information below. Periodical name, number, date, and pages ___________________________________________________ Title of article ________________________________________________________________________ Name of author ______________________________________________________________________ Name of database ____________________________________________________________________ Why did you choose this article? __________________________________________________________

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