A library database contains information which has been reviewed by professional editors and contains information tailored toward a specific subject - or type of material, e.g., magazine articles. Libraries also pay for databases.
The library subscribes to an online service from EBSCOhost. This service provides multiple databases containing indexed and/or full-text articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and books or (eBooks). View this video tutorial for an explanation about how to search an EBSCOhost database.
Read background information on your subject.
Compile lists of keywords or subject terms.
Search the Online Catalog with the subjects or keywords you have identified.
Are there experts who have researched your topic? Identify them and list.
Search your topic in relevant online research databases.
Skim through the literature you have looked at. Which sources are most useful?