Databases Galore

This semester, I surprisingly wound up in a relationship. Who would’ve thought? We met on some less than favorable circumstances. I definitely was not looking forward to meeting them for the first time, so much so that I put it off until the last minute, but I wish I would have met them sooner. They keep me nice and warm, are really knowledgeable, we spend hours upon hours together, and they never get tired of me. As the semester continues, our bond just gets stronger and stronger.

Yes, that’s right. I am in a relationship with the Trible Library’s databases. Or I might as well be because I have been writing so many papers as of late that I spend more time looking through the databases finding credible sources than I spend on social media.

All jokes aside, the library is great! We all love it, but sometimes I think people take the databases for granted. We have access to an unlimited supply of resources. One time I was trying to find a source for my paper, I was just doing some web searches, but the website I needed cost like $50 for 24 hours of access! That’s a lot of money for a source I know nothing about if you ask me. But then, I went to one of our many library databases and searched the same thing, and got the whole PDF of the study for FREE.

When you go to college, make sure you take advantage of every single resource that is presented to you. They aren’t just there for looks. The writing center has helped me figure out my thesis for some really tough assignments, the librarians help me find books (because I’m not quite familiar with our brand-new library) and when all else fails, the databases are there to give you sources, even at 3 a.m.

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