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Introduction to Databases
The databases linked below are only a selection of those available through the UNH Library. If your work takes you in more discipline-specific directions, please explore the Library's list of databases where you can identify resources by subject, type, and other features.
Note that from that page you are not searching in the databases, you are looking for access to database titles.
Arts & Humanities Librarian
Top Databases for Background and General Research
Databases for Background Research
Online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri.
Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the Britannica Book of the Year, and an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
General databases for more in-depth research
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers controversial political, social, and current event topics. Contains viewpoint articles with authors presenting contrasting perspectives on issues. Tip: Use the Browse Issues link to find topic pages.
Academic Search Ultimate
A general database with academic journals, magazines and newspaper articles. Good starting point for any topic.
A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources in a wide range of disciplines.
Covers national and regional newspapers from the US and a few international newspapers. Tip: Use publication and date filters to find the best results.
Covers news, business, legal and government information.
Google's academic search. Will find academic sources, with limited full text.
Selected Subject & Discipline Specific Databases
These databases may provide access to unique sources that cover topics in a specific subject area. If your topic is related to the subject area, you may find relevant sources quicker by using a subject database.
Business Source Ultimate
Learn about accounting, finance, banking, marketing, management and much more with one comprehensive package that also includes full text of journals found in key subject indexes. In addition, delve into case studies, country economic reports and company profiles, as well as interviews with executives and analysts.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
The premier database for education, providing access to more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text ERIC documents dating back to 1966.
Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact - individual, corporate and local/national governmental - to the environment, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Use to identify journal articles, book chapters, and books in psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Indexes over 1,200 international periodicals in sports, education, and medicine to cover all aspects of sport.
Index to the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Has indexing,abstracts, and selected full text for more than 140 LGBT-specific core periodicals and over 290 LGBT-specific core books and reference works.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.
Access a full list of all 300+ UNH Library Databases, organized by subject area and type of source at http://www.library.unh.edu/find/databases