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African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) at Rosemont College

This is a reference guide to help the African Sisters attending Rosemont College.

Click here for the full list of Rosemont's online databases.

* To access databases off campus, login with your Rosemont email and password. *

What is a database?

A library database is an electronic catalog or index which contains information about published items. Library databases help you find peer-reviewed and scholarly articles. 

Some of the articles are full text which means you can read the entire article. Other times the database give you just a citation and an abstract (summary) or only a citation.

Library databases allow you to find:

  • Articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Reference information (background information and/or definitions) in encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.
  • Books and book reviews

Looking For Articles: Tips

We have a wide variety of electronic databases to search for articles. In fact, deciding which database to use can be an intimidating challenge. Our advice:

  • For most general assignments in introductory courses, use a multi-subject full-text database: OmniFile (more often for sciences or social science) or Project Muse (more often for humanities).
  • For more advanced assignments or specific topics you can't find enough information on, try more subject-specific databases.

Electronic Databases

Open Access Resources

Open Access materials are licensed for free use online by anyone, regardless of their institutional affiliation. Kistler Library has compiled materials from many of the web's top open access content providers into a single search through WorldCat Discovery. Enter your search terms in the field below, click GO, and you will be brought to a list of results. From there, simply click the Access online or View full text links provided to be directed to any given article.

Consult these links for more help using and accessing Open Access resources:

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