What is a Database?
Searching the SIRS Discoverer Database
Intro to Citations
Identifying Citation Info For A SIRS Discoverer Database Article
- Databases cost money to access, are not open to everyone.
- Databases are owned and maintained by a company.
- Databases contain articles from different sources - magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, etc.
- Database articles are good, trustworthy information.
Username/passwords are needed if accessing these databases from home. They can be found:
1. Your printed Database Pathfinder
2. Your Student Agenda (assignment pad) on page 25
3. or by asking Media Center staff for username/password information
Articles from these databases can be printed out, saved to your Google Drive, H: drive or a flash drive, or e-mailed to yourself.
SIRS Discoverer Database Instructions
- Click on SIRS Discoverer icon.
- SEARCH: In the Search box, type your god's or goddess's name. Click the Enter key or the magnifying glass.
- FIND ARTICLE: Look for the article with the title that is your god's or goddess's name. Click on the title of the article to view it.
- SAVE ARTICLE: To save the article:
* Click Save to Google Drive in the blue Use This Article box on the left of the screen.
* Article will be saved in a Google Doc in a folder called Proquest-SIRS Discoverer in your My Drive.
- CITATION Information: Can be found at the top of the article or formatted at the bottom of the article.