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Dance: Databases

What are databases?

Library databases are online resources you can search to find reliable information from trusted sources.  Databases can be general or subject specific and can include a wide range of content including full text journal articles, ebooks, reports, abstracts, conference proceedings etc. 

Library Search is a database of databases and allows you to search the content of most databases in one go. 

Starting points for research

Databases are useful resources to search for good quality subject-specific research and find journal articles on a topic. . Here are some useful subject databases. Unless otherwise specified, you will need your Single Sign On username and password (the same as for Blackboard, MyDMU and email) to access them within and outside the university.

Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Further research

These are some more databases that you may find useful in your research