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E 314V / AFR 315: African American Literature & Culture, Annie Bares

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Unsure what we mean by "library database"? See the helpful video at the bottom of the page!


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What is a Library Database?

Your instructor or subject librarian may throw around the term "library database" a lot, but what exactly do they mean? This video from RMIT University in Australia explains the term and how you can use databases for research. (Plus, the narrator has a great accent!)

Transcript available through YouTube.

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