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Database Selection Exercise


Try your hand at selecting useful databases to research a topic. Choose two subject-specific databases (those with articles on just one discipline, religion for example) to search to find an answer to each of the research questions below. Click on a database name to view a description of it. After making your choices, click on the answer link under each question.

Academic Search Elite America: History and Life

Basic Science Index

Basic Social Science Index


Business Source Elite

Gale Literary Index


ERIC


Historical Abstracts


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Hoover's Online Iter


MLA

PsycINFO

PubMed


Sociological Abstracts


1. Was there a relationship between witchcraft and the repressive teachings of the Puritan sect in seventeenth century Massachusetts?


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2. Did geneticist Gregor Mendel's work support or oppose Charles Darwin's?


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3. How did Christine de Pisan, the French Medieval writer, treat misogyny in Roman de la Rose?


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4. What strategies is Mattel employing to maintain its status as the world's leading toymaker?


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Academic Search Elite: Multi-disciplinary database accessed through EBSCOHost. Indexes and abstracts periodical articles, includes some full text articles. Remote access password for Moravian Faculty and Students is available at the Library's reference desk (610-861-1543).

America: History and Life: Indexes and abstracts periodical articles, books, book reviews and dissertations on U.S. and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Accessed through EBSCOHost

ATLA: Religion Database: Indexes periodicals in theology and religion, many of which are full text. Also includes indexing for chapters in multi-authored books. Off-campus access is available for Moravian Faculty and Students.

Basic Science Index: 1990-2003: Abstracts from peer-reviewed science journals. Searchable by topic, author or cited reference.

Basic Social Science Index: 1990-2003: Abstracts from peer-reviewed social science journals. Searchable by topic, author or cited reference.

Business Source Elite: Business database accessed through EBSCOHost. Indexes and abstracts periodical articles, including some full text articles.

ERIC: Education database accessed through EBSCOHost. Indexes and abstracts periodical articles and education documents.

Gale Literary Index: Quick index to the following Gale print publications that Reeves owns: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition: Indexes and abstracts over 615 journals and contains full text of another 600 journals in medical/health fields; accessed through EBSCOHost.

Historical Abstracts: Indexes and abstracts periodicals, books, book reviews and dissertations covering world history (except for U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Accessed through EBSCOHost.

Hoover's Online: Information on industries and public and private companies worldwide. Includes company profiles and financial and industry snapshots and statistics.

Iter: Iter meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a non-profit research project from Toronto, Canada, NYC, and Tempe, AZ. The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

MLA: Modern Language Association's International Bibliography of Literary Criticism through EBSCOHost.. Indexes and abstracts periodical articles, book chapters and dissertations.

PsycINFO: The comprehensive international database of psychology. Indexes and abstracts periodical articles. Accessed through FirstSearch.

PubMed Free Search: This site is sponsored by the U.S. Government and searches MEDLINE® using the retrieval engine of NLM's PubMed system. The default MEDLINE search is 1966 to the present.

Sociological Abstracts: Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, chapters in books, and more in the fields of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.








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