Student Research Databases: Getting Started
Finding Information with our Databases
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Finding the right information is easier when you know where to look.
If you need a newspaper article for a research paper or biographical info for a report on a famous person, you can use the databases the library provides to find it.
I've organized guides to our databases based on what type of information or articles you might be looking for.
Use the tabs above, or read the descriptions at the right to decide where to start looking.
You'll need the 14 digit number on the back of your Goshen Library card to log into the databases.
Databases by Subject
- BiographiesA biography is a history of a person's life.
In our databases you can find articles describing the lives of tons of important people from ancient history to today. These databases also include articles from newspapers, magazines, and books.
Use these articles as as the backbone of your research on a person, or in addition to whatever other articles or books you have.
- Newspaper ArticlesIf you need a newspaper article for a research assignment, you can search our newspaper databases.
With our newspaper databases, you can find the latest articles from newspapers all over the world.
- Current TopicsOur Current Topics databases provide the latest info on hot topics and issues.
These databases gather articles and information from newspapers, magazines, and journals on subjects like politics, science, technology, and education.
Some of the databases are devoted to special subjects, so read the description for each one, and choose which one covers your topic best.
- Historical ResearchUse our historical reserarch databases for information and viewpoints on historical events and primary source documents.
- EncyclopediasAn Encyclopedia is a book or series of books that cover a lot of different subjects. Our digital encyclopedias cover even more. Use them when you're looking for information on historical events, foreign countries and cultures, animals, plants, or anything else. Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research on any topic.
Our digital encyclopedias also include video and audio content.
- Books & LiteratureOur Literature databases offer critiques and articles on famous books, short stories, and poems. They also provide biographical infomation for famous authors and background information to better understand their literary works.
Need More Help?
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Contact a Reference Librarian at the Goshen Public Library if you have any questions or want help with your research.
(845) 294 - 6606 ext. 106