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Starting Your Research Series

Selecting Database Subjects

Now that you have watched the video, let’s practice finding databases related to a specific subject.

Imagine that you are researching the latest stem cell therapies. Since this topic is related to biology and the health sciences, it would be helpful to use databases in both subjects to find current studies in the scholarly literature. For many topics, you will often want to use databases from a few related disciplines.

Visit the A-Z Databases page, available at libguides.ucmerced.edu/az.php. Note: The link  will open in a new tab. Look for the All Subjects filter at the upper left and use its drop-down menu to navigate to Biology. A screenshot of what appears at the A-Z Databases page is also provided below.

screenshot of Subject drop-down menu in A-Z Database listing

Notice that there are over 40 databases specific to biology.

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