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Databases: Choosing & Using

Learn how to find which library databases are the best for searching on your topic and how to use the databases to your advantage--saving you time and energy!

Choosing a Database

Rider University Libraries subscribe to over 100 databases, where you can find citations and obtain access to reliable, quality, and proprietary information, popular, trade, and scholarly.
  • newspaper, magazine, and journal articles

  • white papers

  • company reports

  • statistics

  • book chapters/book articles

  • encyclopedic and factual information

  • streaming music and video.

Databases can be interdisciplinary (spanning several disciplines) or subject-specific (focusing on a particular discipline, such as history, psychology, or literature.)

From the Libraries' homepage select the "Databases" button. 

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OR click choose Databases link under "Find" in the menu bar at the top.

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 From here you can browse databases by Subject or Alphabetically.

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For more guidance on the best databases for your topic, visit a Research Guide for your subject/discipline.


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