Let's start with a couple of definitions.
"Information sources" means the thing or things that contains whatever information you need. Some of the formats include:
"Search tools" are the things that you use to find the information sources. Some examples:
When selecting a search tool you need to consider both the search tool and what information you need. The major things you need to consider are:
Lets consider two example searches.
For these two courses the following types of databases may interest you:
Interdisciplinary Databases (cover a broad range of different scientific disciplines)
Environmental Sciences Databases
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