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Countries & Cultures (Dale Mabry): Online Databases

About library databases

Besides the library catalog, search your topic in smaller, more specific library databases (filter by subject). On this page are links to some recommended databases, tutorials, and an explanation of scholarly articles.

Recommended databases: articles & more

These databases are good for just about any topic.

They contain mostly articles from periodicals - many scholarly or peer-reviewed.

Recommended databases: videos

Streaming videos can be great sources of information, as well as enhance a presentation. Videos can be viewed or used by segment, transcripts are available, and citation help is provided.

Why Use Library Databases?

A Yavapai College student explains the benefits of using library databases for research.

What are scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

Many materials you find in college-level research are articles from scholarly journals, often called "peer-reviewed," or "academic." In some instances, your professor will require that you use these types of articles as sources that you cite in your work. The resources below explain the typical appearance, structure, and function of scholarly articles.