Research databases are the best way to find quality information for your assignments.
Databases are not websites--they are the official online versions of magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and books.
The thousands of full text articles can be about a specific subject or can be good to start general research on a topic.
The CCBC Library subscribes to many databases. This Guide includes some of the best to use for this subject.
To see all of the databases that we own follow this link: CCBC Databases
Need help finding articles? Call the Library Reference Desk:
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Science fiction is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology. It is found in books, art, television, films, games, theatre, and other media.
In organizational or marketing contexts, science fiction can be synonymous with the broader definition of speculative fiction, encompassing creative works incorporating imaginative elements not found in contemporary reality; this includes fantasy, horror, and related genres.(from www.goodreads.com)
How can you decide whether to use a website or not?
Ask yourself the following questions and decide:
How recent is the information?
How recently has the website been updated?
Is it current enough for your topic?
What kind of information is included in the resource?
Does it provide information valuable to your research topic?
Is content of the resource primarily opinion? Is it balanced?
Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
Are there advertisements on the website?
Who is the creator or author? What are their credentials?
Who is the publisher or sponsor? Are they reputable?
What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?
Purpose/Point of View
Is this fact or opinion?
Is it biased?
Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?