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Distance Learners: Lincoln International Business School

Information on the Library and the resources available to you as a distance learning student at the University of Lincoln

What are databases and why do I need to use them?

Databases provide access to collections of information such as books, journals, encyclopedias, etc.  Some databases provide information in full [text] whilst others will only give the reference and an abstract.

You will need to use them when you research.

The advantage of using databases (rather than Google or Google Scholar) when researching is that you can be assured that the information you retrieve is from a reliable source.

The search box on the library website searches across a large number of databases in one search; however, there are some databases that are not included in the library website.  

If you would like to search individual databases, please select from the lists below:

Business and management databases

Dissertation databases

eBook databases