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Resources for Spring 2016 W131 Meyer: Helpful Databases for This Assignment

This libguide will help you navigate through the library's resources.

Why use a database?

The library subscribes to databases to provide access to periodical articles.  The content contained in these databases are typically not freely available on the internet.  You have to pay to get access to them.  But with an article database, the library is paying for that access for you.  That's why you have to go through the database to get the articles.

Don't ever pay to download an article from the internet--talk to a librarian, and we can more than likely get you a copy of the article at no charge to you.  That's what libraries do! 

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Indiana University Libraries Online Catalog: IUCAT

IUCAT is the library catalog. This is the tool that tells you what the library owns and where it is located.

If you are searching for a specific item, you can do a title or author search. If you don't have a specific item in mind, search by keyword.  Think about your topic and come up with some terms and concepts associated with your topic.  You can use AND to combine your terms. For example, you would not want to use "native americans in the united states" for your keyword search.  Instead, try something like "native americans and united states."