How Do I Choose a Database?

Choosing from among the hundreds of databases that we purchase can be daunting. Here are a few quick tips:

  • Not sure where to start? Try
    • Academic Search Premier
    • OneSearch
      (covers many different topics and material types, including books)
    • JSTOR
  • Use databases listed in the Subject Research Guides
  • Use the links on the previous page to explore the resources to find databases and articles.
    • Hint: Look for phrases like “Most Useful”, “Most Popular”, “Frequently Used Databases”, or “Databases by Subject” to guide you.
  • Ask a Librarian