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ESL 096-097-098-099 Transitional, Rachel Scheiner (fall 2021): Select Sources

Types of Information

Database n. a specialized search engine for finding articles, images, and other sources. Use keywords to search databases for articles and other sources on your topic.


Learn about your book and its author/illustrator.


Find definitions of your book's important themes.


Find reports and commentary about the themes and issues from your book, and author/illustrator interviews.

Research databases: what are they and why are they useful?

This tutorial provides an excellent explanation of databases and why they're useful. It was created by the librarians at Yavapai College.