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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, you can use subject guides or the eResearch Gateway

 


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.

 

 

 


eResearch Gateway

You can also use the eResearch Gateway to view databases in a given subject area.


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Finding a specific database

To find a specific database, you can use either WorldCat or the eResearch Gateway.

New! You can now 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 to search for the database by title.

WorldCat 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.


Using the eResearch Gateway to find a specific database

You can also use the eResearch Gateway to search for a database or browse a list of databases by title.


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