What exactly is a database? Think about an old phone book, one in paper. The phone book has phone numbers by an individual's name or by a business name. Once the phone book goes online, it is now considered a database of information.
Webopedia defines a database in this way: (1) Often abbreviated DB. A collection of information organized in such a way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data. You can think of a database as an electronic filing system.
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There are three methods for identifying databases via the library's website.
1. Look under the intial letter of the database name.
2. If you don't know which database will be the best to use, try the drop down box, "Select Database by Subject."
3. If you need a specific type of information (also known as format), try the drop down box, "Select Database by Type." For today, click on Newspapers and learn what we have available for you to search!
Using Help menus is most useful when exploring new databases. The most important thing you will learn by using Help is how to effectively use a database that is new to you. Let's not waste time! Get the scoop by checking out Help.
Why use newspapers?
Newspapers offer accounts of the day's events and other features. Most newspapers are typically published for a single city or town (The Wenatchee World), while papers from the largest cities (The New York Times) have a more global readership, and others target a specialized audience (Wall Street Journal).
Databases, as well as Usearch, are developing methods to make research more effective. Each database we are using has a "My Account" or "My Research" link. Here are some of the advantages of signing up for a free account in Proquest:
Other databases will offer similar advantages.
This page allows patrons to send PDFs from their wireless devices to the Marriott Library and Student Computing Labs print queues. For other file types, you can convert your file to a PDF first.
Using Help menus are useful when exploring new databases. The most important thing you will learn by using Help is how to effectively use a database that is new to you. Let's not waste time! Get the scoop by checking out Help.
Did you know that you can get current issues of newspapers from all over the world for only $3 ($5 for the Sunday edition)?!
The NewspaperDirect service, at the Library Store (Level 2 Reserve Desk), provides same-day access to 1,740 newspapers from 92 countries in 44 languages. Today's newspaper titles can be printed on demand.