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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 5

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Research Gateway Databases

You have access to most of the library's databases through the Databases search widget located just under the images on the University Libraries homepage or through the Research Gateway homepage. Clicking on the red colored "Research Gateway" link will take you to the Research Gateway home page. The Research Gateway page is organized into four sections.

The top of the page is divided into two areas. The left side contains links to LibGuides while the right hand side contains links to the most commonly used Multi-Subject databases such as Academic Search Premier and Proquest Research Library. Immediately below the top sections is the "Filter Databases by Subject" menu. This is where you can select databases by subject or discipline ("Business," "Education," "English," "Physics," etc.). The Alphabetical listing of databases is located towards the lower section of the page. Clicking on the letter of the alphabet will move you to the databases that begin with that letter. 

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