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LEM 507: Internship in Library Media
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Journal Articles | K-12 Databases | Books | Government Resources | World Wide Web
Citing Your Sources | Your Comments

The purpose of this course research guide is to acquaint you with some of the resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web useful for research. Should you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor. You may also call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours the Library is open.

Journal Articles

The best method for finding journal articles is to use one of the Library's online article databases. For additional information on the databases listed here and for others, explore our list of databases. Our databases are easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the information requested. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Cedric Davis at (334) 229-6998.

Not all of our databases provide access to the entire text of articles. If the text of an article is not available in a database, try the following:

  • Serials Solutions (ASU) - to determine if the article is available in another online database.
  • HORNetCat - for journals to which the Library subscribes. Journals are housed in the Serials Department on the third floor.
  • Interlibrary Loan - to order those articles not available in the Library or via a full-text database.

Education & Library Databases

Other Databases

Databases for Grades 1-12

The following databases available through the Alabama Virtual Library can be used by elementary through secondary students for their research. The same principles you learned for searching academic databases apply in these databases.


To expand your research to books not located in the Library or online in netLibrary, you may request other books through Interlibrary Loan or check them out from libraries in the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium.

Government Resources

Federal and state governments provide access to a wealth of online materials that can be used in K-12 classrooms. Their web sites are often interactive and fun, as well as educational.

World Wide Web

Try searching one of these databases to find more reliable Web sites.

Citing Your Sources

You will use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to cite your sources. A copy of the Manual is available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. Additional assistance with citing electronic publications is available from the APA online site.

Your Comments

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about this guide. Has it helped with your research? Do you have any suggestions for improving the guide? You may e-mail Barbara Hightower at or call her at (334) 229-6839 with your comments and suggestions.

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Authored by: Barbara Hightower, Information Literacy Librarian
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May 27, 2004