Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015     Views: 241

A Research Methods Tool is a web-based search instrument  used to explore [research] methods concepts to help design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.

A Subject Database is a large, regularly updated file of digitized information (bibliographic records, abstracts, full-text documents, directory entries, images, statistics, etc.) related to a specific subject or field. [Definition from the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science]

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is a research methods tool. (NOTE: SRM is listed in the APUS Licensed Library Databases.)



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are examples of subject databases. (PsycINFO and CINAHL are listed in the APUS Licensed Library Databases.)

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