index

					Indexes
What are indexes?
 Database (print or electronic) to
  identify articles (and sometimes
  reports, dissertations, books)
  written on a particular topic.
 Index tells what has been published
  on a topic not what the library owns
  on a topic.
Choosing the right index
   There are hundreds of indices available in
    the library.
   What index to use?
       Depends on the topic – the discipline
       Depends on the format of material you want –
        scholarly journal articles, magazine or
        newspaper articles, dissertations, etc.
       Depends on the era for which you want
        material – primary or secondary sources
  Choosing the right channel
        Sports   Movies     News      Family &
                                      Children


Current ESPN     HBO        CNN      Nickelodeon
        ESPN 2   Showtime   Headline Disney
                            News
Vintage ESPNC    AMC        History   Nick at Nite
                 TMC        Channel   TVLand
  Choosing the right index
        History Biology     Business Interdiscip
                                     linary/Gen
                                     eral

Current AHL      BIOSIS     ABI-       Expanded
        HA                  Inform     Academic
        IMB                            Research
                                       Library
Vintage APS      Zoologi-   Business   Reader’s
        Online   cal        Index      Guide
        Pooles   Record                APS Online
 Choosing the right index
Type of   Scholarly    Popular     Newspaper
article   journal      magazine    articles
          articles     articles
History   AHL          Expanded    Lexis/Nexis
          HA           Academic    NewsBank
          ITER         Research
                       Library
Biology   BIOSIS        Expanded   Lexis/Nexis
          Life Sciences Academic   NewsBank
          Collection    Research
                        Library
Where to find index
databases
   On the Information Gateway
     Top 20 Databases
     Databases & Catalogs

     Browse Subject
        • To find databases most useful for history
          research go to the history subject page

				
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