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Intro to Biotech: Databases

Searching Library Databases

Using Academic Databases
Academic databases allow you access to academic journal articles, newspaper articles, and videos. These sources are preferred by professors because they are credible, scholarly, and provide the highest quality information. 

Helpful Hint

Always select "Full Text" and "Peer-Reviewed" when searching the academic database

Accessing Databases

Getting Started

1) To access the Valencia College Databases, visit 
Find the box that says "Libraries", then click "Search the Library"

2) At the top of the page, click the tab that says "Databases A-Z"

3) Click the drop-down tab and navigate to "General Databases"


Suggested Databases

Try these academic databases to get started:

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