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History: Databases

What is a database?

Databases (in a library use of the word) are collections of articles and other sources of scholarly information.  They can be searched by using keywords and often provide peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research.

Off Campus Connect

If you are using FAU's online resources from off campus, please authenticate yourself for off campus access through Off Campus Connect.

Libraries of the Old World

How to Read a Journal Article

Click here for a short article on how to effectively

  • read,
  • skim,
  • evaluate and
  • find information in articles!

Popular Periodicals versus Scholarly Publications

Popular Publications versus Scholarly Journals
(3:30 Webcast) Learn about the main differences between popular publications (Time, Rolling Stone) and scholarly journals (Nature, American Journal of Physical Anthropology).

Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

Colonial America

Evaluating Journals