Find databases

This page contains information on how to find databases.

Finding databases for a discipline/subject

Databases are search engines that allow you to search across collections of journals and articles. Some databases, like Scopus and ProQuest Central, are multidisciplinary and include articles from a variety of academic disciplines. Others, like PubMed, are more specialized and focus on a single discipline.

To find databases for a discipline or subject, visit our subject guides.

The subject guides maintained by McGill's librarians are an excellent way to discover the top databases to use in a given area of study.

Tip: Each subject guide also has the contact information for the liaison librarian specialized in that subject area, so if you have any questions you can contact the librarian directly for help.


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Finding a specific database

To find a specific database, search WorldCat

You can also use the Databases A-Z listing to search for a known database or browse for it by title.



Using WorldCat to find a specific database

To find a specific database, first use WorldCat Discovery to search for the database by title.

WorldCat Discovery will display your search results, along with several options to filter or sort them.

Under Format, select Website to see only databases in the results list.


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