How Do I Choose a Database?

Choosing from among the hundreds of databases that your library purchases can be daunting. Here are a few quick tips:

  • Not sure where to start? Try
    • Academic Search Complete
    • Web of Knowledge
    • JSTOR
  • Use the links on the previous page to explore the resources to find databases and articles at your home campus
    • Hint: Look for phrases like “Recommended Databases”, “Most Popular”, “Frequently Used Databases”, or “Databases by Subject” to guide you.
  • Ask a Librarian