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How Do I Find

What is a Database?

The Library uses the term ‘Database’ to describe an electronic collection of research materials - usually including a range of journal, magazine or newspaper articles, conference papers, statistical datasets, and more. Databases are among the most frequently used of all Library eResources

Many Databases include full text, while others link to full text content. 


Looking for a Database on a Specific Subject?

Your Subject Guide is the best place to start when looking for relevant databases. Liaison Librarians have identified key resources for your study needs, and gathered them into one convenient location.

The eResources webpage provides an alphabetical list all of the Library's eResources, including databases. Each listing has an icon next to it, indicating what type of resource it is, and which can be identified using the legend on the right side of the webpage. The “More” link under each listing will provide you with a brief description of the resource, so that you can choose the best resource for your information needs.

Want to Search Multiple Databases at Once?

One search box your library discovered!

Use FiNDit to search most Databases from a single search box. Using FiNDit will allow you to quickly locate books, eBooks, journal articles, and more!

Further Assistance

  • Problems accessing content? Try the Library’s online FAQ service AskUs
  • Work thought the ’Help’ screens in individual Databases for invaluable search tips to save you time
  • Talk with a staff member at your library’s reference/information desk
  • Email your Liaison Librarian to arrange an appointment for individual or group assistance