Librarians will most likely point you to databases for your academic research. Libraries pay money to subscribe to databases so that students can access full-text access to scholarly materials. Databases are organized, searchable collections of scholarly materials. Library databases provide you with multiple advantages over Google, Google Scholar, and other internet search tools:
Watch this video by the Yavapai College Library to understand what databases are and why you need them to conduct research for your papers.
The Madonna Library subscribes to a large number of databases that you can log in to and find scholarly materials that aren’t freely available to the public.
You can also use our catalog to find books related to your topic.