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Physics 109: Articles

Sound, Light, and Perception
Professor Kealhofer
Spring 2018

What is a Database?

  • A library database is an electronic (online) catalog or index of resources such as articles, patents, government documents, and more.
  • Library databases contain information about published items, and sometimes full-text articles themselves.
  • Library databases are searchable.
  • The library subscribes to many databases so the Williams community has access to these resources.  When you're searching a database, you are not searching "the web." In fact, you'll find a lot of articles and other resources that aren't available on the open Internet.

Library databases allow you to find:

  • Articles in Journals/Magazines/Newspapers
  • Reference Information (i.e. entries from Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)
  • Books & other documents

(Based on the great information provided by CSULA)

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