Databases are collections of vetted and reliable resources. Databases are especially helpful in more academic research.
You can log in to most of our databases from home without a password. They use special geolocation links that will give you access from anywhere within the state of Massachusetts.
If you have trouble getting in, take a look at our passwords page in Google Docs. You'll need to be logged in to view it.
Remember, in Google Boolean Operators MUST be capitolized.
Annotate : add notes to give an explanation or comment
Boolean Operator : Terms used to help broaden or narrow a search in a database. They are AND, OR and NOT.
Curate : to collect, select and present information or items such as pictures, videos, music, etc. using expert knowledge
Database : a collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated. Information found in databases is vetted and reliable.
Keyword : the most important words used to explain a concept
Reliable : consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted
Search Engine : a computer program used to search the Internet for documents that contain certain keywords or phrases
Synonym : a word or phrase that means the same thing, or nearly the same thing, as another word or phrase
Vet: make careful or critical examination of something
Find out if there's a nonprofit group that raises awareness about your topic (ex. Alzheimer's Association). These groups often have good resources written for the general public. To find them, try adding site:.org to your Google search to see only .org websites.
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