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Writing Research Papers: How to Find the Help You Need

What is a Database?

A database is an online collection of information.  Databases can be composed of musical scores and recordings, images, journal or newspaper articles or entire books.  They are typically searched by subject or title.  We've listed general databases below. If you're off-campus, just login with your campus email and password. 

General Databases

A-Z Databases

  • Fuil list of all databases available through the library.


  • Full-text archive of scholarly journals, particularly strong in the arts and humanities. 

MasterFILE Premier

  • Full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. 

CREDO Reference

  • A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas. 

Gale Ebooks

  • Online reference books covering the arts, sciences and humanities. 

Proquest Research Library: The Arts

  • This resource covers publications on the arts for researchers of all levels.