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Writing 10 (Memmott): Library Databases

College Reading & Composition

Selecting Databases

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.

Books+

Scholarly Articles+ : Multiple Subjects

Scholarly Articles+ : Social & Behavioral Sciences

Scholarly Articles+ : Education

Scholarly Articles+ : Gender & Sexuality Studies

Scholarly Articles+ : Engineering

VIDEO: 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)

Background Information & Stats

Scholarly Articles+ : Science & Health