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*Research Guide: Find Articles

Gateway Library general information for your research project

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A-Z Databases

Library Databases Selected for General Research


What is the difference between Library Databases and Internet Search Engines?

Library Databases

Search Engines

best resources for academic research

best for non-academic and general searches

Type of Information

Information are authoritative, accurate, reliable; e.g. scholarly articles, technical publications, eBooks, popular magazines, newspapers

entertainment, leisure related information, directory information, e.g. free personal and commercial information; very few free scholarly publications


more manageable number of results, information are organized and indexed

millions of results, incomplete sentences from the website, not a summary

Review Process

articles are reviewed by scholars, professors and researchers

no review/editorial process with regard to content


Academic Search Premier


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