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Databases and Websites

Overview: The new Follett Destiny Universal Search Catalog provides access to online resources ranging from subscription databases to free websites. While the free websites listed are helpful for current events or to answer a quick question, the subscription databases are often more appropriate for serious research.
 
Note: 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, (1) click on "library databases," (2) log in to your gmail account, (3) click on "How to Use the Library Databases" in "IT Support," (4) select a database, and (5) enter the user name and password for that database. 
  2. Destiny Follett Catalog Universal Search:  From the student home page, click on "Library Catalog" and log in 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.

Subscription Databases:
 
Proquest = Research Library with full-text magazines and newspapers (e.g., ABI/Inform Trade and Industry, Family Health, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal)
 
Issues and Controversies = Over 800 research topics, including business, politics, government, education, and popular culture  (updated weekly)
 
Culturegrams = 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