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Identifying the Most Appropriate Database(s) to Search

About Library Bibliographic Databases

Library databases are specialised search tools. They are useful for finding articles and papers that focus on a specific study area. They can also be used to find highly specialised information like evidence-based medical information, company and industry information, standards, maps, images, statistics, theses, patents and legal resources.

There are indexing and abstracting databases and also publisher / society full-text databases than may contain a mix of document types.

Library Databases

Begin by searching several of the recommended databases for scholars working in your discipline area.
Browse the most appropriate link below: