Database Overview

Why databases and not just Google? Using Google for searches is fast and usually gives you tons of results. However, when you are searching for specific critical articles for a research project, you will discover that using online databases is an effective way to find scholarly articles which have been reviewed for accuracy. The OEContinue reading “Database Overview”

World History in Context Guide

World History in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and places of various time periods. Click here for more details on databases andContinue reading “World History in Context Guide”

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Guide

Opposing Viewpoints in Context has lots of useful sources, it’s probably my favorite electronic resource that we have. The database design is very modern and REALLY helps you browse and explore topics, even when you aren’t sure where to start. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and placesContinue reading “Opposing Viewpoints in Context Guide”

Biography in Context Guide

Biography in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones that happened during the lives of many important, notable historical figures. Click here for more detailsContinue reading “Biography in Context Guide”

U.S. History in Context Guide

U.S. History in Context has lots of useful sources, but my favorite part of the database design is the way it allows you to easily browse by topic. It also includes overview articles to help you understand the major milestones, people and places of various time periods. Click here for more details on databases andContinue reading “U.S. History in Context Guide”

Literature Resource Center Guide

The Literature Resource Center is database that will help you find critical analysis essays about pieces of literature, as well as articles about authors. Click here for more details on databases and general database search techniques. Off campus the databases may require username/passwords- in the link below. If you forget the password to open theContinue reading “Literature Resource Center Guide”

Bloom’s Literature Guide

The Bloom’s Literature is database that will help you find critical analysis essays about pieces of literature, as well as articles about authors. It also contains writing guides that can be very helpful when you are writing about authors and literature. Click here for more details on databases and general database search techniques. Bloom’s LiteratureContinue reading “Bloom’s Literature Guide”

Literary Reference Center Guide

Searching in Literary Reference Center I like the large number of sources in this database. I usually start with a broad search term (author name or title of work) and then narrow/limit my search results using the left sidebar menu. Common source types to limit are (screenshot below): Literary criticism- essays about an author/pieces ofContinue reading “Literary Reference Center Guide”

Learning Express Library Guide

Visit the Learning Express Library homepage (also on the library Test Prep+ webpage) and then create or Sign In to your personal account.   FYI this database will not work on a mobile device using your cellular data contract because the database needs to recognize your internet account as originating in Kansas.  It will work ifContinue reading “Learning Express Library Guide”

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) Guide

When you use this database on an ON CAMPUS you will just click the link for the Testing and Education Reference Center (link also located on the OE library “Databases” page) and then create/login to your personal account.  When you use the TERC database when you are OFF CAMPUS you’ll need to login TWICE. First you’ll loginContinue reading “Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) Guide”