Research Tip : Use Databases for Quality Information

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Research Tips

First Published: 14 March 2016

Author: iCentre Admin

The ability to use databases to locate and select quality information is an essential research skill in secondary education.  The iCentre website is your portal to academic databases. We have recently added Gale Reference Library and Expanded Academic ASAP to our online database collections for students to access quality print articles for research purposes. Students can find these resources under the iResearch button on the website.


How teens do research in the digital world

Read this informative PewResearchCentre article on the changing nature of researching in a digital world which is information rich but which has arguably produced easily distracted teens with short attention spans. Accessing quality information and the selection and navigation of databases such as Gale Reference Library and Expanded Academic ASAP has never been more important and is a skill which we model, teach and encourage at Mt Alvernia through our online library spaces.


21st Century Learning Support

Find Expanded Academic ASAP & Gale Reference Library under iResearch tab

Locate Expanded Academic ASAP under Newspapers and Journals heading

Log in to Expanded Academic ASAP using password