Library Databases and the Young Researcher Queens Library Forest Hills presented by Karen Keys, YA Librarian Information for this presentation compiled by the Youth Services Division for its Road to Research series and used with permission.
Databases What Are Databases? They are collections of materials from magazines, academic journals, books, reference works, and even multimedia which have been made accessible via the web.
Databases Who Can Use Them? Any Queens Library member who has a card and pin number.
Databases When Can They Be Used? 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Databases How Do You Get Access To Them? From the Queens Library website. http://queenslibrary.org User name: Library Card Number Password: Four-digit Pin Number
What's So Great About Them? <ul><li>These are articles and book entries written by scholars and authors. </li></ul><ul><li>When students cite these resources they cite them from the original sources , not the web. </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy for students to generate research papers which use magazine articles, newspapers, journals, and books. </li></ul>
Opposing View Points Both sides of the argument on a wide variety of contemporary issues. Everything students need for debates and position papers.
Literature Resource Center Plot summaries, author biographies, critical evaluations, and more for thousands of books and writers.
Biography Resource Center Short biographical profiles, magazine articles, and pictures of the famous, the infamous, and everyone in between.
Student Resource Center A one-stop-shop for young researchers. There are articles and reference materials on many topics written for a broad range of student.