How do I choose a database?


GALILEO provides hundreds of databases. There are general databases and databases that cover a specific subject/topic. There also are databases with sources that are curated by age group and grade level.

How to choose the database that best meets your needs:

  1. Browse databases by subject or type. The subject browse provides a list of subjects to search by, and the type browse lets you search for resources that provide certain types of materials like images or biographies.

  2. Use the “search GALILEO databases” option to search databases by name or keyword.

  3. Use the “All Databases” button to browse a list of databases alphabetically.

  4. The spotlight area of the GALILEO page lists six popular resources used by your library. These resources may be great places to begin your research.

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Last Updated: Thu, July 09, 2020 - 10:54:43