What does Umi number mean?
Unique Medical Identifier
What type of database is ProQuest?
ProQuest databases provides a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, and datasets along with millions of pages of digitized historical primary sources and more than 450,000 ebooks.
How do I access ProQuest?
Go to the library homepage at www.esc.edu/library. Click Article Databases. Scroll down to Proquest Databases and click it. Enter your college login and password if you’re asked to.
What are the databases that are used in the library?
To see a complete list of databases, use the Database Library….Top 10 Databases.
|Database Name||Subject Area|
|Academic Search||General (Multidisciplinary)||(More info…)|
|Google Scholar||General (Multidisciplinary)||(More info…)|
|JSTOR||General (Multidisciplinary)||(More info…)|
How do you use an academic database?
How Can You Use an Academic Research Database Effectively?
- Avoid typing your whole research question into the search field.
- Use several keywords at once, and be willing to change each word for a synonym if you hit a dead end with one set of words.
- Use “AND” or “OR” to retrieve more results or to limit your results.
Do all library databases generate citations?
Most databases will produce citations for the articles that you find inside them. Sometimes you can generate a citation for each article as you find it. Sometimes you can create a list of articles you are interested in and have the database produce a list of citations like a bibliography.
Does Google Scholar still exist?
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines….Google Scholar.
|Type of site||Bibliographic database|
|Launched||November 20, 2004|
How do you find an academic source?
Other Sources for Scholarly Resources
- Look for publications from a professional organization.
- Use databases such as JSTOR that contain only scholarly sources.
- Use databases such as Academic Search Complete or other EBSCO databases that allow you to choose “peer-reviewed journals”.
Why is Google not a reliable source?
Google is not an academic source, or indeed, a source at all. Rather, Google is a search engine designed to help find materials that are available on the internet. In general, Google should not be used to find academic sources, as most websites and documents are not of an academic nature.
Why should you not use Google Scholar?
Disadvantages of using Google Scholar: It can be a research source, but should not be the only source you use. Google Scholar does not provide the criteria for what makes its results “scholarly”. Google Scholar does not allow users to limit results to either peer reviewed or full text materials or by discipline.
Is Google always right?
/ Why Google Isn’t Always Right Subscribe. Google can be wrong. Google spends its resources scouring the Web trying to predict what will be the most relevant content to show users for their 3.5 billion searches per day. Usually, Google’s guesses are accurate, but sometimes they’re not.