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Databases: Home

An A-Z list of all databases offered by the SVS Library, sorted by content area.

What are databases and how can they help me research?

LIBRARY DATABASES are large collections of information from reference books, popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, primary sources, and sometimes multimedia sources. These reference materials cannot usually be found on the free web, but don't despair! The Connecticut Digital Library and the SVS Library provide them for you!
How can I effectively use databases?  OneSearch Tutorial
Search several databases at once:  OneSearch
For remote access: Usernames and Passwords
Differences between news stories, editorials, and columns
 

Why use databases instead of Google for your research?

Library databases are credible, accessible, and permanent. You can be sure where the information comes from. General Google searches provide results including everything including from hoaxes and jokes to biased propaganda. Let's search wisely. Life is too short for irrelevant or inaccurate information.

Be sure to select the database that best meets your information need!

The following list is organized by content area. Save time by looking at the entire list before choosing the most appropriate database for your specific purpose.

GENERAL REFERENCE

BIOGRAPHIES

BUSINESS

CAREERS

CONNECTICUT HISTORY

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

COUNTRIES AND CULTURES

EDUCATION

ENGLISH & LITERATURE

HEALTH AND FITNESS

HISTORY

LEGAL ISSUES

NEWSPAPERS

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

SPANISH