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HEOP Library Guide: Databases

This is a guide to help HEOP students navigate the library and find materials for their assignments.

What is a database?

A library database is a an electronic collection of published works. Library databases have been curated to help you research different topics. Most databases will have full text and abstracting/indexing for academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and other resources.

Full text means that the database will provide digital access to a copy of the articles in the journal.

Abstracting and indexing means that the database provides basic information about articles in a journal. This information usually includes: title, author, publisher, publication date, topic, and an abstract.

An abstract is a summary of the article. It is a very helpful tool for determining if the article you found in the database is right for you.

Helpful Databases

Find Articles in Primo


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Finding the Right Database

Alfred University has over 200 Databases. You can browse them all here: Databases A-Z.

You can find specific databases by using the subject drop down menu to narrow to databases specific to your subject, or you can search for databases by name.