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May 22, 2011

Student Eye's Guide to Better Research: How to Use JSTOR, Lexisnexis, and EBSCOHOST?

Google is a great tool to help us in our researches, but it is not the only one and apparently no the best one!

The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani has provided us with a number of research databases that can help us a lot while conducting a research! Unfortunately many AUIS students are not using these great databases simply because they are not aware of them! 

Student Eye provides you with enough information on what those databases are and how you can make the best use out of them. 

These services are only available at the labs on campus and you need to get the usernames and passwords for each of them from your instructors. 

JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a United States-based online system for archiving academic journals, founded in 1995. It provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of several hundred well-known journals, dating back to 1665 in the case of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

In order to know how to use JSTOR click  here

Updated continually. Provides a wide variety of authoritative sources (usually with full text content), including:
Full text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication, including extensive archives for many titlesMore than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters
Broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks as well as political transcripts covering Congressional committee hearings, press briefings from the State, Justice, and Defense departments, and presidential news conferences. Campus news from nearly 300 individual college/university papers
Wire services, updated several times a day, including respected names such as the Associated Press, Business Wire and PR Newswire. Non-English language news sources available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, Including both newspapers and magazines

In order to know how to use Lexisnexis click here.

The EBSCOHost database allows you to search across a number of magazine and newspaper collections. An 
impressive index for business, health, academic and other users, the revised EBSCOHost database offers a 
number of new features. We are highlighting some of those features here.

In order to know how to use EBSCOHOST click here 

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1 Comments: on "Student Eye's Guide to Better Research: How to Use JSTOR, Lexisnexis, and EBSCOHOST?"

Muhammed said...

This should be the real face of The Blog. Great article.

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