About Library Resources
Your Library Resource Center has many resources you will want to use in your LibGuide. See the boxes to the right to learn how to link to a library search or one of the many databases MPS has to offer.
Database Search Tools
Databases available through MPS:
Databases contain articles taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines, websites, newscasts and other information formats. Tha databases offer you current, accurate, unbiased, reviwed information. Most databases give you citation information in MLA format and others.
An Article Database
Article databases (also called periodical databases) include the citations, abstracts or brief summaries, and full text of articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. An example of an article database that is available through the Library Resource website is EBSCO
Subject Oriented Databases
Rather than build one massive, centralized database, most companies are building numerous subject-oriented databases. Examples of a few subject databases available through the Library Resource website are Facts on File, American History Online, or Science Online.
Encyclopedias contain factual articles on many subjects. There are two types of encyclopedias -- general and subject. General encyclopedias provide overviews on a wide variety of topics. Subject
Use an Encyclopedia
- when looking for background information on a topic
- when trying to find key ideas, important dates or concepts
*Note: All databases are available through the Library Services web site.