Q. Which database should I be using?
SUNY Geneseo has access to over 500 databases. Some databases, such as Academic Search Complete, ArticleFirst, JSTOR, and ProQuest Research Library are multidisciplinary, meaning they containing material on a wide range of subjects. These databases can be a good place to begin your research regardless of your topic.
However, to continue your research you may want to check out additional databases that contain materials more specific to your discipline. To help identify which database may be useful for finding information on your specific research question, check out the Milne Library Subject Guides for the subject in which you will be searching.
- On the library's homepage, you will see a list of "Subject Guides" in the right-hand sidebar. If your subject is not listed, click the "All Subject Guides" link at the bottom.
- Identify and click on the subject that pertains to your research. Please note that some courses will have their own dedicated LibGuide, which will provide the best information for that specific course.
- Many guide have a "Recommended Resources" section that includes a list of databases or other resources that will lead you to materials within that specific discipline.
If you already know the name of the database you would like to search, you can go directly to that database using the All Resources A-Z list. This link can be found at the bottom of the "Popular Resources" list along the right-hand sidebar.