|Elliot Erwitt 1988|
What does Thanksgiving have to do with library databases? I wanted to find out more about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and wondered if an academic library would have any information about this type of cultural phenomenon...
I first began looking for images of the parade balloons in the ARTstor database and located several beautiful photographs like the one shown above. A Google image search produced hundreds of additional parade images!
My research continued with JSTOR --- it's one of my favorite library databases because it is easy to use and has a wide variety of journal topics and titles. I tried a simple search on "Macy's" AND "Thanksgiving day parade" which resulted in 69 article results:
|JSTOR search results|
I tried the same search terms in the ProQuest database, which produced over 5,000 possible full text articles!
|ProQuest search results|
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the library databases could provide so much information on a single topic! I'd better get busy --- got lot's of reading to do!
|Happy Thanksgiving !!!|