As the school year begins and projects start back up, you may notice some changes around your go-to databases for research. Several article databases have had interface updates over the summer. Here are some major ones:
- OneFile PowerSearch has a new look and now includes suggestions for searching similar to what you find on Google or other search engines. When you begin to type in your topic, OneFile will suggest relevant topics based on what you’ve already put in.
- Several databases formerly hosted by CSA we now receive through ProQuest. Databases like Sociological Abstracts, Ethnic Newswatch, and ERIC are now part of the larger ProQuest Family. ProQuest has also undergone a facelift and includes some new features.
- Wilson databases have also moved and are now hosted through Ebsco. This includes databases such as Art Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts and Biological & Agricultural Index.
Though these databases may look different, the content is all the same. If you have any questions about how to navigate the new interfaces, don’t hesitate to contact a librarian.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger