Some of the databases are multi-disciplinary, which means you don't have to worry so much about how sociological versus legal versus historic your information need is.
When choosing a database, think about what information you're really trying to find and what subject area that fits into. Some of the more specialized databases that may be useful to include:
Consider which disciplines apply to your specific topic when choosing your databases.
Research Databases (Main Page)
Access online library materials through the library databases!
Browse by subject area
To access the databases from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your 14-digit library barcode.
Don't have one yet? Request a barcode number online.
In its most basic sense, a database (marked on these guides by the padlock icon ) is just a selection of information designed for you to search and retrieve stuff from it.
Amazon is a database you're probably familiar with: it's limited (only contains things you can buy through them) and retrievable (you can search and filter your results to find what you're looking for).
The library databases contain reputable, reliable sources of information to support researchers like you! This means everything from digital encyclopedias, e-books, scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, streaming videos, statistics, and more.