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Need to find an article for an assignment? Take a look at this SlideShare to see how to use a database to find articles.

Need to find an article for an assignment? Take a look at this SlideShare to see how to use a database to find articles.

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  • Finding Information at an MDC Library: Articles & Databases Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@mdc.edu Miami Dade College Learning Resources – Library http://www.mdc.edu/learning- resources/libraries/
  • Finding Articles & Using Databases What is a database? In the library field, a database is an online collection of publications such as e- Books, magazines, and journals. Databases can be used to find articles. MDC Learning Resources provides databases to MDC students. Databases can be used on or off campus!
  • • Go to the MDC Learning Resources home page at http://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/libraries. • Select the Libraries link to get to this page. http://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/libraries View slide
  • • To use a database, go the MDC Learning Resources home page and select Articles/Databases. View slide
  • • Select Databases by Subject to find recommended databases for a subject area. • Or, go to Databases A-Z for a complete list.
  • • Since databases are available only to MDC students and employees, authentication is required.
  • • Your borrower ID is your student number on your MDCard; it has the letter followed by 8 digits (eg., A12345678). • The PIN is the last 4 digits of your student number. • Select Log In to continue.
  • • Here is the list of databases. • Scroll down the page or use the A-Z letters to get to a particular database.
  • • For general news and journal articles, try Academic Search Complete. • For reports on specific topics, try CQ Researcher or Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
  • • Select the name of the database to start a search for articles (we will try Academic Search Complete).
  • • Enter your topic in the search box. Sometimes, alternate topics may appear. • Next, select Search.
  • • A list of articles will appear. • Read the summaries of the article along with its bibliographic information (name of article, author, journal) to evaluate its usefulness.
  • • Select PDF Full Text to see an article.
  • • This is the article. Use the sidebar to turn the pages.
  • • An article can be printed or saved by using the icons.
  • Questions? Contact your local MDC campus library! Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@mdc.edu Miami Dade College Learning Resources – Library http://www.mdc.edu/main/library