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Global Citizenship and Off-Campus Learning: Electronic Resources

Databases vs. Websites

Databases

  • Research done by professors, scholars, and journalists, etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.
  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Reliable and trustworthy!

Websites

  • Anyone can publish a website. 
  • The information included is often NOT verified by anyone.
  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!

Recommended Electronic Databases

For your selected culture and history topics, you may start with the following online sources.  They are the paid databases via the library and are very reliable sources.

Multimedia 多媒体