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Library and Information Science Resources for Palmer Students: Databases


Searching Tips

Identify key words for your topic.  You can combine search terms with AND so that each record in your results contains all of the terms.  For example: libraries and censorship.

Consider using synonyms or related terms to expand your search, or to be sure you are covering your topic thoroughly.  For example: school media specialist or school librarian.  See if the database you are using has a thesaurus to help you decide on search terms.

Library and Information Science Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. Your username and password are the same ones that you use to log-in to your LIU email account.

Library & Information Science Source
This database was developed to meet the needs of librarians, information professionals, and students.  Provides the full text of over 460 journals and 30 monographs, along with indexing of over 1,700 additional journals, books, theses, pamphlets, proceedings, and research reports dating back to 1911. Combines the contents of Ebsco's Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science (including Retrospective: 1905-1983) along with additional new content.

Specialized Databases:

ACM Digital Library 
Full text of every article ever published by the Association for Computing Machinery and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

ERIC is an education index that includes information about libraries, particularly school and academic libraries.

Scopus features tools to track citations over time for a set of authors or documents, view h-index (publication impact) for specific authors, assess trends in search results, analyze an author's publishing output, and gain insight into journal performance.


Other Library & Information Science Databases
The library provides access to many other library and information science databases including specialized databases for technical services and collection development.

 Citation and Journal Metrics Databases
Use these databases for bibliometric information.

 More Databases

See all the library databases in various subject areas including general databases that cover a broad range of topics.