Online Research

Search Engines

Search engines (Google, etc.) are the tools most often used to find information online. Yet, with over one billion Internet sites, many from unknown producers, the results of just one search can often contain millions of questionable matches. Scrolling through millions of matches to find what seem to be the best can be time-consuming and frustrating. Simplify your life! Use our databases.

Library Databases

Library databases are organized collections of electronic information that make it easier to find focused, reliable information from trusted sources. They help researchers find the most relevant information in the least amount of time on specific topics in a variety of ways. Databases are especially useful for student research but anyone looking for quality information from books, journals, magazines, newspapers, historical documents, encyclopedias, and more could benefit from their use.  Make life easier! Use the Douglas Public Library's free online databases.