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Databases and Websites

Databases and Websites 
 
The new Follett Destiny Universal Search catalog provides access to a range of online resources ranging from subscription databases to free websites under the title "websites." While the free websites listed are helpful for current events or to answer a quick question, often subscription databases are more appropriate for research when you are writing a paper.
 
Remember that when you access the Gonzaga Prep catalog from on or off campus YOU WILL NEED TO LOGIN AS A STUDENT AND USE THE DATABASE PASSWORDS PROVIDED ON THE IT SUPPORT PAGE OR BY YOUR LIBRARIAN
 
You can access databases in two ways - individually or as part of the Destiny Follett Catalog Universal Search:
  1. Individual databases- From the student home page click on "library databases," login to your gmail account, in IT support click on "How to Use the Library Databases,"select a database and enter the user name and password for that database. Using the databases individually will allow you to use limiters such as date and full text to narrow your search.
  2. Destiny Follett Catalog Universal Search - From the student home page click on "library catalog" and login as a student in the upper right corner (click Guest for the drop down). When you use the search box database results will display under websites. You may still need to enter the username and password to open individual databases.
The subscription Proquest, Ebsco, and eLibrary databases have tools that assist you in citing the resource by clicking on Cite or Export in the right hand menu. Remember to always appraise these citations and make sure they are correct when setting up your bibliography.
 
If you need a comprehensive database to start your research, try EBSCO, MAS Ultra, or Proquest Research Library.

Subscription Databases:
 
EBSCO  and ERIC (education), MAS Ultra = full-text magazines, biographies,newspapers, and images, TOPICsearch, Professional Development, Health Source Consumer Edition, Newspaper Plus
 
Proquest - Research Library = full text magazines and newspapers, ABI/Inform Trade and Industry, Family Health, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
*Access requires that you enable pop-ups
 
Issues and Controversies - Over 800 research topics, including business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly.
 
Culturegrams - for research on states and countries
 
Or try these freely available websites:
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (Background Notes on Countries)
Country Studies
 
Teen Health and Wellness - Numerous research topics,  including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, digital literacy, and more
 
SIRS Discoverer - general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators
 
eLibrary - full-text journals and magazines, images, maps and videos
 
Proquest literature - literature by specific authors and poets, study guides, plot summaries, author biographies, and literary criticisms
 
 
 

Free Websites available in the Follett Universal Search:
 
finding Dulcinea
Khan Academy
Bartleby.com
CNN.com
Discovery Channel
Encyclopedia of Earth
Fact Monster
NASA
 

Other Databases freely available with some links to free text:
 
Google Scholar -  international scholarly literature database, includes limiters for case law
PubMed - current biomedical scholarly literature database maintained by NIH/NLM