New research databases available

Katie Amundsen, Staff Reporter

Three new databases have joined the library’s collection this fall, according to Ann Penke, director of library services. These databases, E-Journal List A-Z, PsycINFO, and SPORTDiscus, are available both on and off campus to Lakeland students.

“The A-Z database is very different,” said Penke, “you can look up a periodical and see: do any of our databases carry it in full text?”

Penke said the database will tell you if articles you are searching for are in any other databases Lakeland has access to, and it will also tell you if Lakeland’s library subscribes to the periodical.

PsycINFO can be accessed through Proquest starting at the end of September, allowing students to search for and read articles specializing in information pertaining to the subject of psychology.

SPORTDiscus is accessible through Badgerlink, and will be particularly helpful for students studying exercise science, said Penke. SPORTDiscus contains many periodicals containing information about sports and athletics.

These and many more databases can be accessed from the library’s homepage, Clicking the link labeled “Online Resources By Database (Requires Login)” on the right side of the page will take you to a list of links to each database. Because these databases are for Lakeland students only, a username and password are required to log on.

Penke says students can come and ask her or other librarians for the login information by coming to the circulation desk in the library. She is also explaining the login information in some classes with a brief presentation.


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