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SLS1510 - Career Exploration: Research Strategies - Recommended Databases

Discovering the resources available to exploring majors and careers: Optimal Resumes, Career Coach, Florida Choices Planer and Occupational Outlook Handbook.

What Are Databases and Why Do You Need Them?

Okay, so you're thinking, "Can't I just Google the information I need?" Of course you can! Google is awesome, but a library database is a different kind of research tool that can help you get access to reliable sources that may not be freely available on the web.

This brief video explains the advantages of library databases:

Not sure which databases to try? The Recommended Databases page will help you select the best resources for your research paper topics.

If you don't yet have a topic and need some ideas, these resources can help.

You've chosen a topic, but before you begin searching for sources, take some time to plan a strategy. The following resources can help.

It's time to dive in and start searching for information on your topic. Here are some tips for searching more effectively.

There's so much information out there. How do you decide which sources to use for your research assignment? How do you know if the sources you've found are reliable? These links can help.

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