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What's a database?

A database is a collection of resources organized by topic. Our subscription databases provide academic and scholarly resources that include full-text documents from ebooks and articles from newspapers, magazines and journals. Several databases also provide images, sheet music, video and audio.

-  Content is reviewed for authority and accuracy.
-  Content can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
 
Our full list of databases can be found here or here.

EZproxy login for 24-7 access

When logging into a database you may be asked for an EZproxy PatronID and PIN for access. Use your (library) ID as both your PatronID and PIN. See example below.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact library-help@interlochen.org.

 

Types of databases

In academic publishing, the goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal. Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo the following process:

-  The author of the article must submit it to the journal editor, who forwards the article to experts in the field. Because the reviewers specialize in the same scholarly area as the author, they are considered the author’s peers (hence “peer review”).

-  The peer reviewers check the manuscript for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures.
 If appropriate, they suggest revisions. If they find the article lacking in scholarly validity and rigor, they reject it.

Because a peer-reviewed journal will not publish articles that fail to meet the standards established for a given discipline, peer-reviewed articles that are accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.

 

Lloyd Sealy Library. Evaluating Information Sources: What is a Peer-Reviewed Article? Used under CC BY NC SA

Here are examples of databases that provide great access to peer-reviewed articles and journals.

Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include but are not limited to: letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, maps, speeches, interviews, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, audio or video recordings, born-digital items (e.g. emails), research data, and objects or artifacts (such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons). These sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret and analyze the past.

Reference and User Services Association. Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, UsingUsed under CC BY NC SA

If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

Bonisteel Library provides access to several video streaming databases for many disciplines, including dance, theater, and music.
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

The Bonisteel Library provides access to several audio streaming databases. 
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

The Bonisteel Library provides access to several sheet music databases. 
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

The Bonisteel Library provides access to several ebook databases. 
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

The Bonisteel Library provides access to several encyclopedic databases for many disciplines, including art and music.
If you want to learn the ins-and-outs of a specific database, visit us in the library or request an appointment by emailing library-help@interlochen.org.

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