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Choosing & Using Library Databases


The SIT Library subscribes to more than 70 different types of online databases. This guide has been created to help you...

  • find the right database for your needs
  • decide what type of search to use in each database.

What is a Database?

Databases are organized, searchable collections of online resources that can consist of any of the following...

  • journal articles
  • magazine articles
  • newspaper articles
  • eBooks
  • videos
  • images
  • conference proceedings
  • clinical trial reports, etc.


What separates the library databases from Web search engines is that fact that the search engines have no organization or quality control.

To ensure your results are more closely aligned to your research needs, the library databases also allow you to limit or refine your search results by...

  • population age 
  • type of resource
  • type of research
  • subject
  • intervention, and more.

Where are the Databases

Select the links for Databases from the library website...

Scroll down the entire list OR select by Subject...