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A database is usually a collection of excellent journal articles written by experts in the field. A database also contains a search engine so you can search the collection using keywords and index terms to find journal articles.
Here is some training for some databases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwdvCs9aFKQ&feature=youtu.be
There is usually a way to email your best articles or save them to a bibliographic manager program like RefWorks that will let you create a list of sources in American Psychological Association style (putting the author's name, date of the article, the title of the article and the source journal where the original article occurred).
A database has critical articles describing management styles, supervisory methods, business plans, and more to help you think critically about the concepts you address in class. Many insights into successful business people's strategies are revealed in journal articles in databases and you must be certain to give full credit to these authors when you report on your research.
Need assistance with creating search strategies? Try this video: DIY Searching - A Guide to Basic Search Navigation
NEED A FEW GOOD ARTICLES? Go to a database like Academic Search Complete, ask for your subjects one in each search box, and click Search with And, Then see your results numbers at the right of the screen. Move down on the left, Limit your articles to those in Full Text and the last five years to see the latest on your topic. Export to your RefWorks account to create a beautiful bibliography, too! Remember that if you are required to write in APA style, you will need to modify your references received from RefWorks to comply with style guidelines.
Research is accomplished in many ways, some of which can be understood at the US National Institutes of Health. Learning what research is can be very helpful, at the US Office of Research Integrity. Information on research methods and qualitative research can help the researcher design robust scientific research that exhibits scientific rigor. The US Human Research Protections Program is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services and helps manage safety of research subjects.
Do you need to find a test with internal validity and reliability? Use these two databases to search on your subject (like hand strength) and then see journal articles and more written about the reliability and validity of such tests, telling you what level of trained person is needed to conduct the test and also revealing the quality of the test, among other essential factors . Find the fulltext of the articles in another database like PubMed, Academic Search, or at TWU Libraries E-Journals (above, on this page), and you have all the great full text you need to succeed!
Use the EBP Worksheet above to define your research question using PICO(T).