Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Three Reasons to Use Library Databases

Number 3: "Online Pregnancy Test"

Seems like a good idea... but wait, how would that work exactly??! There is no such thing -- this is a fake website that looks real and sounds real, but is totally made up.

Library databases contain credible information from published sources such as journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and e-books. You won't find any fake information there!

Number 2: "List of Hoaxes on Wikipedia"

Here is a collection of deliberate hoaxes -- fake pages and incorrect information on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia page warns readers: "A hoax is considered notable if it evaded detection for more than one month or was discussed by reliable sources in the media. This list is incomplete, as many hoaxes remain undiscovered."

Library databases contain credible information from authors who have the appropriate education and background that makes them uniquely qualified to write articles, books, or reference book entries.You won't find any hoaxes!

Number 1 Reason to Use Library Databases: THEY ARE FREE

Library databases are free for all currently-enrolled SWC students and staff! They are also accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Search for credible information from thousands of sources at once!

Have a question? Ask a librarian! We are happy to help.

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