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Databases

Databases: Search the database list by name or sort by subject an/or resource type.  If you are still which database(s) you should use, contact us for help.

Locate Journal Titles: Search to see if a particular journal title is available through the UMSL Libraries.

Locate eBooks/Online Books: Search to see if a particular online book (eBbook) is available through the UMSL Libraries.  This tool finds most, but not all, eBooks/online books.  We recommend that you also search the catalog and/or Summon.

Connecting to Library Resources: Information on how to access library databases and resources from both on-campus and off-campus.

The lists of Recommended Web Sites have been merged into the Library's collection of Research Guides.

Library Databases vs. the Open Internet:
  • Library Databases - Databases on the Library's website are mostly paid for by the Libraries and contain evaluated information suitable for academic research. These databases are made available to current UMSL faculty, staff, and students.
  • Open Internet - Anyone can put a site on the Internet. Of these sites only a small percentage of the information is suitable for scholarly research.  Consider the viewpoint and intention of a web page's author.  Are they neutral and unbiased?  Are they qualified to write on the subject, or is it an opinion?  Do they have a financial, political or other interest in presenting the information?  If you're unsure, please ask a librarian or your professor for help.
Can't find what you need?

For help finding a journal, please ask a librarian for assistance.


If you are unable to find a journal title (print or online version) at UMSL, contact Interlibrary Loan. They can request a copy of the article from another library.