Information Sources
Research databases provide references
to published information.
Research databases purchased by the Miami Dade Library are accessible from
the library website. The library also owns print indexes, good for researching
retrospective information. For example, the
Readers' Guide to Periodical
print index at Kendall Campus Library goes back to 1929!
Use a Research Database
when you want to find articles on your topic in magazines, journals or newspapers
InfoTrac OneFile (a general periodical index)
Health & Wellness Resource Center (medical database with articles and other health information)
Literature Resource Center (an index to both periodical articles and reference books)
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Most research databases are also called periodical
. They include the citations, abstracts, and/or
the full text of articles that originally appeared in print
magazines, journals and newspapers.
when looking for information also published in directories and other reference book resources
Examples of Research Databases