Q. How do I choose the best database for my subject?


The library subscribes to many databases which can sometimes make it difficult to determine which one is the right one to use for your particular research topic.  A good place to start any research project is Central Search, the main search box, which searches the library catalog and many of the databases simultaneously to find relevant books and articles.

You can also consult a Library Subject Guide to look for librarian-suggested resources related to a variety of subjects.

Here is a brief tutorial on understanding and choosing databases.

Remember that you are always welcome to contact us and ask a librarian to suggest an appropriate databases.  We can often save you time by pointing you in the right direction. 

Please don't wait until you are confused and frustrated to ask for assistance.  We are Here to Help!


  • Last Updated May 31, 2018
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  • Answered By Jennifer Flygare

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