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TREX 1001: Sport in Modern Society

Why Use Databases?


  Open Web Search Engine Database
  • References frequently not listed
  • Often anonymous
  • References almost always listed
  • Author almost always identified
  • ‚ÄčScholarly articles written by an expert in the field
  • May be very current, but often undated
  • Immediate publishing
  • Almost always includes date of publication
  • Publication takes time
  • Delay in availability in databases
  • Varies; careful evaluation is necessary
  • Review process
  • Professional editing
  • Careful selection
  • Inform the public
  • Persuade
  • Sell
  • Share research
  • Share research with peers through scholarly articles
  • Inform 
Other database advantages:
  • FREE articles
  • More relevant results
  • Advanced search features
  • Citation help

Finding Full-Text Articles and Off Campus Access

Most databases will have full-text articles available in PDF or HTML formats.  If PDF or HTML is unavailable look for the following link:

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Click on this link to find your full-text article.

If the above link is not available, request your article through Interlibrary Loan.

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  • When prompted for your username, type your ONU username.
  • Your password is the same password you use to sign into your ONU email.

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