Santa Monica College Library

Guide to Library Research

Library I - UC and CSU Transferable - 1 unit

Library Databases

 

Begin at:  library.smc.edu

Select:  Databases

Select:  All Databases

 

Choose a database.

Examples:

  • Academic Search Premier 

  • JSTOR

  • National Newspapers

 

 

What are Library Databases?

These are resources libraries subscribe to that provide access to

information not freely available on the internet.

They are considered reputable, academic sources.

 

The SMC library subscribes to over 50 Library Databases.

To find the most recent information on your topic:

Select one of the Library Databases.

 

These databases are made available by a variety

of publishers such as EBSCO and ProQuest

 

Comparison of  Library Databases vs Websites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • contains the latest articles on your topic

  • from over 6,000 journals and magazines

 

Begin at: library.smc.edu

Select Databases

Select: Academic Search Premier

 

 

 

 

Database Fields

 

Refine search results by selecting specific searchable fields (access points) :

  1. Author

  2. Title

  3. Subject

 

 

 

Find articles on your topic in the following newspapers:

  • Christian Science Monitor

  • New York Times

  • Wall Street Journal

  • Washington Post

  • Los Angeles Times

 

 

 

Begin at:  library.smc.edu

Select: Databases

Select: All Databases

Select: National Newspapers (U.S.)

 

 

Citing Library Databases

 http://homepage.smc.edu/parise_marina/CitingSourcesMLA.htm

 

What is a Scholarly Journal?

http://lib.stmarytx.edu/c.php?g=288026

Links to Worksheets:

Academic Search Premier - Worksheet

Database - Worksheet

JSTOR - Worksheet

Newspaper Article - Worksheet

 

 

Citing Magazine Article in MLA Style

 

Carmichael, Mary. "Sounds of Sleep." Newsweek 15 July 2002, pp. 34-36. 

 

 

Citing Journal Article in MLA Style

 

Rice, Jonah Lee. “Spongebob Squarepants: Pop Culture Tsunami or More?” Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 42, no. 6, May 2009, pp. 1092-1114.

 

Return to: Basic Rules for MLA Works Cited

Return to: Citing Sources MLA Style

Return to: Frequently Asked Questions

Return to: Guide to Library Research

Return to: Library I

Return to: Library Databases

Return to: Periodicals

Return to: Sample Works Cited Page

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