Finding Articles Tutorial

How Do You Choose a Database?

Databases can be general in coverage (e.g. Academic Search Premier), specific to a broad discipline (e.g. Web of Science), or very specific to a particular subject area (e.g. Agricola - a database specific to Agriculture).

Databases can also be 100% full text, partial full text, or citations only.

Each database includes different journals, so searching a variety of databases relevant to your topic is the best way to find all the best articles.

If the full-text is not available in one database, use the Find it at UF symbol button to find the full-text in another database or to find the print version in our catalog.

Marston Science Library maintains a list of Science Databases and Science Journals.

You may also want to search the Subject Guides to find a database specific to your subject.

screenshot of libguides web site

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