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Grade 6: Research & Technology: Databases

Databases: The Better Choice for Research

  • Anyone can put anything on the Internet.
     
  • Databases are trustworthy and checked by experts.
     
  • Databases can contain many types of sources, including articles (reference, magazine, newspaper and journal), images, video, audio and primary sources.  
     
  • Easier to narrow and focus searches with database tools.
     
  • MLA-formatted citations are provided.
     
  • Your teachers will be impressed!

 

Accessing Databases/E-Encyclopedias from Home

To access these Databases and E-Encyclopedias at home (or off-campus), you will need the LSA username and password.  If your forgot the username and password, they are available once you login to PlusPortals > School Links and Files > Library E-Resources.

5 Facts Google vs. Databases (by Stephanie Courtney)

What is a Library Database? (by La Trobe Library)

Databases vs. Google (by Becky Johnson)