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Using the Internet for Research

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THE DATABASES

Some of the major databases of use in scholarly research are:

ERIC, a database of eduational abstracts which may be useful to faculty and students in the field. ERIC also includes other fields such as library science, health, management and technology in its over 760 educational journals.

CARL(Colorado Alliance Research Libraries), which offers a database that can access cititions from over 10,000 journals containing over 4,000,000 articles. CARL's Uncover service offers tables of contents for all journals and includes a search tool. You may look up articles by keyword or by looking through the tables of contents. There is a charge for each article text ordered through the Uncover service. For further information, contact help@carl.org.

OCLC's FirstServe Catalog (maintained by the Online Computer Library Center), an information service which currently provides access to over 30 databases including newspaper abstracts, periodical abstracts, PsychFirst and a humanities index. OCLC telnet may be accessed at: epic.prod.oclc.org. An authorization number and password are necessary to get into this set of databases. For further information, contact your local library (Gibbs & Smith, 1993).

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