This course guide has been specifically created for this class.
Here you will identify resources to search, learn about primary sources and where to find them, and discover quick ways to get the best results.
Call numbers will indicate where an item is in the Library based on its collection.
Databases to which the Zondervan Library subscribes have distinctive differences from free search engines such as Google or Google Scholar. A database, generally, is a collection of information organized to provide efficient retrieval of subject matter, specifically scholarly subject matter. They tend to be narrower in scope than Google or Google Scholar.
Prominent features of such databases generally include:
Zondervan Library subscribes to over 75 research databases that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on both general and specific disciplines. There are pros and cons for each option. Awareness of the content, organization, and precision of search capabilities can save you time and yield the most appropriate and relevant results.
For more information see What is a library database? (Western Oregon University) http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/clip/tutorials/lib_database.htm
What do Librarians have to do with it?
Librarians are available for assistance with: