Databases Sorted by Name (Alphabetical): If you know the name of the database you want to search, you can quickly use this alphabetical listing to find it.

Databases by Subject & Type: Choose this link for a listing of databases sorted and grouped by subjects and resource types.  If you are still which database(s) you should use, contact a Reference Librarian for help.

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

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

Recommended Web Sites: A list of Internet sites that you may find helpful in your research.

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

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. For information on evaluating Web sites, please read our Evaluating Web Resources handout.