What is a database?
It is a large collection of information (articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, websites, pictures, transcripts, multimedia clips) that is organized (usually by topic) and provided electronically to subscribers (ex. Schools).
Why do teachers/librarians recommend using databases?
1.Databases are trustworthy sites. Someone has spent time filtering out unnecessary information and advertisements so you can concentrate and find articles for your specific research.
2. Databases help students find information easier and faster than using the web.
3. Databases are updated frequently (some are daily updated).
4. Database articles provide the MLA citation that you need to complete a source card and Works Cited page for your research project.
5. Databases are a great source for pictures with the MLA citation provided. Check for pictures on a database first before going to Google images, so you won’t have to worry about copyright infringement.
How to Access the MVHS Databases on your device:
1. Go to the MVHS website.
2. Find/click on ACADEMICS heading at the top of the page. Scroll down/click on This will take you to the Library Home Page.
3. On the left-hand side, find/click on DATABASES.
4. Choose the suggested databases for this project.
Topics for further Research:
Greenhouse Effect Effects of Climate Change on Humans Effects of Climate Change on Animals
Kyoto Protocol Politics of Climate Change Effects of Global Warming on Weather
Deniers / Skeptics of Global Warming (Climate Change) Ozone Depletion