What are they?
Both Falmouth and Exeter subscribe to a wide range of online databases. These are large directories of content such as articles, images, market trend reports and scientific papers. These directories can be used to locate useful journal articles for your essays simply by typing in a name or some keywords that describe your topic. In many cases these articles will be available to view online, if not it may be possible to source a copy either on our shelves or from another library.
All databases will either provide links to the whole article for you to read and print it out, or will provide enough detail for you to be able to find it in the library or elsewhere.
Why use them?
Using Library databases will save you time and effort compared to searching individual journals or wading through web search results. You should also use academic databases rather than Google or Wikipedia because the information included in the databases will be of a high academic quality.
Finding a relevant database
All Library databases available to Falmouth University students are covered in a e-resource list on the Library website. You may prefer to use the Suggested Resources section of your Subject Guides to discover the databases that your Academic Liaison Librarian recommends.
You can also use One Stop Search, which enables you to search multiple databases from a single search box. One Stop Search can be a good place to start your search.
You can also use Library Article Search, which enables you to search multiple databases from a single search box. Article Search can be a good place to start your search.