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First Year Seminar: Databases

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of resources, such as journals or newspapers, that you can access in one place. Databases can have a variety of different types of sources in them, including academic articles, magazine articles, and e-books. This page will have some information on effectively using in some of the library's databases.

General Databases

As an Anna Maria student, you have access to our collection of databases, where you can access articles, books, newspaper articles, and more. For a full list of available databases, check out the A-Z Databases List. If you're not sure what database to choose, check out some of the ones listed below that cover a lot of topics:

Video Tutorials on Specific Databases:

Logging into Library Resources

To access our catalog and databases remotely, you'll need to log in with your library credentials. Enter your library account number, which should be on the back of your student ID, if you were issued one (look for a barcode labeled Mondor-Eagen Library and a 14-digit number beginning with "204640..."). Your library number may also be in your WebAMC account. 

Your password will likely be your last name in all capital letters. If your last name is fewer than four letters, add letters from your first name.

For example:
                      Taylor Smith = SMITH
                      Justin Ore = JORE
                      Sarah Ng = SANG

If you have a hyphenated name, or have multiple names, use whichever comes last. 

For example:

                      Colin Harris-Murray = MURRAY

                      Caroline Rivera Gomez = GOMEZ

If you have any difficulty logging in or using our online resources, email

Choosing a Database for Research

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