Online databases—the primary residence for electronic resources used for research—can be quite valuable because they contain a great deal of information in an accessible place and are often more easily updated than print resources. Today, university libraries store much of their reference information (ebooks, ejournals, encyclopedias, etc.) online in some form. You are likely to conduct most of your research electronically, so it is wise to familiarize yourself with what is available.
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