What is the difference in using Journals, Databases and PYXIS+?
Use Journals to find out if the Library has access to a journal in the electronic or print format. In Journals, you are only searching journal titles. You can browse by subject or by alphabet. You can search for a specific journal title.
Use Databases to locate a resource to find relevant articles or financial data and statistical data for your research topic. In Databases, you are only searching database titles. You can search for a specific database name. You can browse by subject or by alphabet. When you use only one database, you can use the full functionality of the search interface and its unique features like thesaurus.
Use PYXIS+ to do a keyword search across over 30 subscribed databases at one time and another 20 free resources like DOAJ, ECONIS and Medline. PYXIS+ is especially useful when you are researching a broad topic, you want articles or books, or you are not sure which databases are relevant. Start by typing your keywords in the PYXIS+ search box, scanning the results list and many articles have full text links. In PYXIS+, you are doing a broad and basic search. Note that financial data and statistical data cannot be found in PYXIS+.