What is a LibGuide?
Think of a LibGuide as a "digital handout" that pulls together specific information in one convenient place.
How do I use a LibGuide?
LINK to LibGuide PAGES which are stacked in the column on the left. Some PAGES may have subpages stacked below the main page. Page BOXES will also appear below the main page. Click on a box or..
SCROLL down a PAGE to view LibGuide BOXES
Reach out to a librarian if you have any questions about finding information in the library databases. Use the Ask-a-Librarian button at the left, or check beneath my profile pic below to see if I'm online for a Chat or feel free to reach out to me via email as well! I'm happy to help!
How to Navigate Western Library Databases
This short video tutorial below explains how to use Western Library's databases for your Business Research needs, as well as for assignments you'll encounter in your other courses.
Western Library Databases for Business Research - An Overview
A database is a collection of online information resources - articles, films, images, data, statistics, etc.
Western Library databases provide articles from newspapers, magazines, trade journals, scholarly journals, books, and streaming video on a wide variety of subjects. Databases are subscriptions purchased by both college and public libraries, and made freely available to students and the general public with a student ID or public library card.
Databases save you time and energy! Since anyone can publish a website on Google it can be difficult to find credible information suitable for a research project. Library databases contain vetted, fact-checked, and credible information created by trustworthy professionals and experts.
You will notice similarities among databases. Most EBSCO databases look and function identically, as do most Gale databases, and most ProQuest databases.
Database Filters and Tools
All databases have the following features: (look for them in left or right columns or at the top of the page)
NOTE: You will be prompted to enter your Western ID to login to a database.
Best Bet Databases for Business Research are Listed Below
NOTE: From the left column, link to tutorials that provide more details about how to search and find information in each of these database.