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Spark 1 (Winek): How Do I Select Databases to Use?

Spark Seminar: Defining a Generation

How Do You Pick Which Database to Use?

The UC Merced Library has over 700 databases. It can be overwhelming to decide, but there are two things you can do to help.

  • Use the All Subjects limiter in the database A-Z list (Databases tab on the library website) to pinpoint databases related to a certain subject area.
  • Read through the recommended database descriptions to see what kind of content the databases contain.

Class Activity

Using the All Subjects filter, what are some subject areas that could relate to your topic/question?

Type a subject or two in Column E of the spreadsheet.

Finding Databases at UC Merced

Learn how to find databases and how to narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc. (1:14)