Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 276

The Article Database page linked from the IUP Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library), is a place to find an alphabetic list of all the electronic databases provided by the IUP Libraries.  From this list, you can also link out to those databases and search for information.

The IUP Libraries provides access to almost 400 electronic information sources for use by IUP students and employees.  These databases provide references to millions of articles in thousands of journals and magazines and, in many cases, include the full text of the articles as well.  In addition, several databases provide information to resources other than articles, such as full-text books, videos, audio recordings or numeric or textual information.   Most of these electronic resources are services that are not accessible for free via the Internet (i.e. through Google), but rather require a license, a subscription, or some other access fee.  IUP pays for these resources through the student Educational Services Fee.

The databases are available to anyone using computers located on campus.  However, users off-campus will be asked to log in or provide an ID number to assure that they are current IUP students or employees.

Although the database page is organized as an alphabetic list, there are also options available at the top of the page to identify databases by subject.  The "Search For A Database" option allows you to search for keywords in the descriptions of the databases on the page.  The "Select a Topic" opition allows you to choose a broad subject area and see just descriptions of databases that provide information in that area.   The "Select an LC Classification" allows you to identify databases by subject using the Library of Congress system -- the same system that the library uses to organize its books.

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