Skill 25: Use Commercial Databases

The skill Use Commercial Databases is defined as using certain online sources, other than websites, to gain reliable information.

Game Changers:

  • Make a list of all commercial databases you have access to.
  • Use Lexis-Nexis Academic next time you have a research project for statistical information. Being familiar with this database will greatly benefit you in college and the workforce.
  • Look up a scholarly journal on ProQuest for a topical interest.

Useful Web Links

Refining Your Research – Different ways to choosing the best search for your information needs.

Database Search Tips – Top ten ways to help you search online databases.

CQ Researcher – Information and search tips for using CQ Researcher Database.

ProQuest – A reference guide to using ProQuest Database.

Useful Video Links

Discover Articles in Library Databases

How to Find Peer Reviewed Articles Fast & Easy