Why use a database?
We all know that we can find articles on the web. Why use a database?
- You can find all of the scholarly articles that aren't freely available on the web (but that are available through the Cornell library's online, and print, subscriptions).
- You can create a fancier search that finds what you are really searching for.
- You can search discipline-specific databases -- for example, databases that specialize in History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and more -- to find articles from journals in those disciplines.