Answered By: Denise R. Gehring, MSLIS, MA
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2023     Views: 10

The A-Z Database List allows users to find and search individual databases that the library subscribes to. Users can view all the databases alphabetically, search for a database by title, or use the three dropdowns on the A-Z Database List to search for databases by subject, type, or vendor. 

Most Useful For
  • Searching for resources within individual databases such as Cinahl Plus with Fulltext, Academic Search Premier, Project Muse, JSTOR, etc.
  • Determining which databases would be best for your research depending on the subject you are researching, the types of sources you need, or the vendor who provides the database
  • Requires users to search in each database individually to find sources--can be time-consuming (with a few exceptions, e.g. EBSCOhost Databases and ProQuest Databases)
  • Requires users to determine which database would be most appropriate for their research--users who are unsure which database to use should ask a librarian by chatting or emailing
Our Recommendation

Consider using the A - Z Database List primarily when you

  • Want to save time by searching in subject-specific, source type-specific, or vendor-specific databases for sources
  • Have been given a recommended database to use by a professor or librarian
  • Have either a fairly specific topic or a broad topic in mind
  • Are interested in finding a wide variety of source types.