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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database:  EBSCO databases: Applied Science & Technology, Business Source Premier, EconLit, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Newspaper Source, Omnifile Full Text Mega, psychINFO, Social Sciences Full Text

Link:www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus:  EBSCO  is the provider of the subject-specific databases named above.

Start with this hint: The main page for searching any EBSCO database has a link to let you search one, many, or all of the databases that it hosts, and the search options and tools are consistent throughout.  Try, for example, EconLit.  Search for a topic of your choice and results can be limited to Academic Journals; they can also  be refined by date. Try Advanced Search for more options.  See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching any EBSCO database. 

Why you should know this provider: Although we have selected the 8 databases that are most relevant to the subject areas covered by the Parrish Libraries, EBSCO hosts scores of databases covering subjects from gerontology to women’s studies.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: The easy interface makes EBSCO databases especially accessible to students.  The  databases include the most important academic journals as well as industry news and international newspapers.

Cost: Varies by database.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. Our intent is to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries).

 If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.