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Choosing a Database

Access the library's databases by clicking on Search for an Article on the library home page. Databases on this page (http://home.moravian.edu/public/reeves/articles/searchArticles.htm) are organized alphabetically and by subject. The choice of a database depends not only on the topic you are researching but also on the way you intend to come at it. Imagine, for example, that you are doing a paper on marijuana. The question you raise about marijuana will dictate your choice of database(s). See below for examples.

What are the effects of marijuana on health?


-Health Source: Nursing
-PubMed 
-Academic Search Elite 
  


Is workplace testing for marijuana use effective?


-Sociological Abstracts
-Health Source: Nursing
-Academic Search Elite


What can schools do to curb marijuana use?


-ERIC
-Academic Search Elite


Is there a link between marijuana use and depression?   


-PsycINFO

-PubMed
-Health Source: Nursing
-Academic Search Elite

Notice that the subject-specific databases are mentioned first. Use Academic Search Elite as a backup database and as a possible source of full-text articles that you have found searching the subject-specific databases.








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