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Choosing and Using Library Databases: Getting Started

This guide will help you choose and use library databases more effectively.

Introduction to Library Databases

PsycINFO logo

ISI Web of Science logo

Academic OneFile logo

The duPont Library subscribes to almost 400 online databases! This guide is designed to help you...

...choose the right database(s). useful search words.

...use advanced search techniques.

...know what to do when you have too many or too few results.

...actually get the full text of the articles you want.


A-Z Database List

LexisNexis Academic logo

SocINDEX with Full Text logo

Historical Abstracts logo

ATLA Religion Database logo

ScienceDirect logo

Access to Online Resources

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current Sewanee students, faculty, and staff with a name and a barcode number from your ID.

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines. 

Thank You!

Thank you to the librarians at UCLA for sharing this resource with duPont Library. The original guide is here

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