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French 200: Electronic Resources

Databases vs. Websites

Databases

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

Websites

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

What is a Pin Number?

A pin number is a unique number for your library account at the OWHL.  You MUST have a Pin number to get books through NOBLE, or manage your account.  To get a pin, simply bring your ID to the Welcome desk.

Websites Recommended by Your Teacher

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.