Last Updated: Jan 04, 2018     Views: 2

Searching individual databases found using Databases A-Z is an alternative to researching using All Library Search.

This is because databases come in all shapes and sizes and contain information pertaining to different subject areas: Some broad and general and others very specific.

There are a few reasons why you might want to perform research in individual, subject-specific databases:

  • You’re researching something very specific and/or highly technical
  • You’re looking for comprehensive information in a defined discipline (see, for example, the offerings of SciFinder for Chemistry research)
  • You want to check out some of the beautiful and functional interfaces offered by niche databases like The American West or ArchiveGrid or CAMIO

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