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Why Use a Research Database?

A research database will help you to be more effective and efficient with your research.

Research databases typically search hundreds or even thousands of periodicals simultaneously. Otherwise, you would have to look through each issue of each periodical for articles on your topic.

A research database will show you which periodicals have articles on your topic.

Research databases often include articles from scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines.

When you use an online research database, it quickly checks thousands of records of many different periodicals to find a match for your search terms.

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