Library Databases: A To Z

Lurking cat
By Filip Maljkovic (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Does searching for a specific database leave you feeling in the weeds? When an instructor suggests JSTOR or Business Source Premier, do you just want to throw up your hands? Well, your Brandman librarians can help.

When you need to access a specific database, the easiest way to find it is by following these steps.

1. Start at the Leatherby Libraries homepage. At the bottom of the page in the section labeled Databases (search for articles), use the dropdown menu Search Databases by and select Title.


2. This will take you to the list of Electronic Resources. The databases are listed in alphabetical order. Since we have nearly 300 individual databases, there is a shortcut. On the left side of the screen, use the dropdown menu for Choose letter. Simply select the starting letter for the database that you want to access.


3. If your instructor asked you to use the JSTOR database, you would select letter J. Once you are on the Electronic Resources page for databases that begin with the letter J, simply select the word Connect under the title JSTOR.


As always, if you are having difficulty, please ask a librarian. We are here to help.


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