Q. Which database is best for my topic?

Answer

Choose a database that matches your topic to get the most relevant sources. For example, if you are researching a topic related to education, use databases listed under education. Kirk Library databases are listed by broad academic topics, so you may have to think more broad than you specific topic.  

To access to databases by topic:

1. From the Kirk Library homepage top menu, hover over “Find”, and select “Databases”.

Database link location, from homepage, click find, then databases

2. Between dropdown menu boxes, click “All Subjects” and then select the specific subject that best matches your topic. 

Subject dropdown menu location on database listing page

3. Select the recommended subject-specific database. Many subjects have more than one recommended database. In these cases, read the description to choose the best match for you.

These links contains special code that helps you log into Centralia College system when you are off campus. 

Video Lesson: Choosing Databases

Check out this video for more in-depth information and examples of how to pick the best database for your topic.

  • Last Updated Sep 23, 2020
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  • Answered By Ryer Banta

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