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Get started with research

Learn how to use the library resources to get started with your research.

Search in databases

A library database is a searchable digital index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include statistics and data, market and industry research, laws and legislations, e-books, relevant Web resources, and multimedia. The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.

Databases can be multidisciplinary or they can specialize in specific subject areas. There are statistics databases, education databases, psychology databases, etc. Search more than one database for a comprehensive search on a topic. Although there may be some overlap, each database contains different resources and provides different results.

The Library has access to 90+ databases for your research. View our subject guides for a list of databases by research topic. Ask a librarian for help with choosing a database to search for your topic.