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Resources for Online Courses: Databases for your Classes at Merced College

This is for faculty only

Database Information

Databases are available to you and your students.  You must be logged into the portal in order to use our databases.

A database is an online collection of items that can be sorted and categorized.

Library databases provide you with access to information that isn't available for free online, such as scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and more. The library databases allow you to sort and filter information sources by source type, publication date, language, etc.


Instructions and Tutorials

These tutorials are directly from the database providers.  We can provide instruction for your classes using our own videos and other learning objects.  Please contact us for instruction for your courses.  These will help you familiarize yourself with our resources but can't take the place of instruction for your students.

EBSCO Basic Search Tutorial

Selecting a Database

screenshot - considerations in database selection

Online Research: Tips for Effective Search Strategies

Sarah Clark (3:04)