Contains books (e and paper) and other items that librarians select based on researchers and curricula needs.
Library Selected Research Databases
Some databases are for or contain popular and/or trade literature. These publications may or may not be appropriate for your topic or your assignment.
Does not consider the quality of the journal for inclusion. No clearly defined list of journals included or the dates covered. Subject coverage may vary. Be sure to configure it so you can access CMU licensed material.
Can search within the text of books which retrieves lots of material, can find really specific topics
Can search within the text of books which retrieves lots of material that may or may not be relevant
Those at the end of relevant journal articles, books, dissertations can be a great way to find additional information.
Watch date of publication-may be missing current materials if the bibliography is too dated. Older bibliographies, however, may be good for finding materials that may be considered primary sources
So much stuff! May have to weed through a lot to find the good material! Need to evaluate each selected item on a case by case basis.