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Databases

Databases Sorted Alphabetically: Choose this link if you know the name of the database you want to search. You can then quickly use the alphabetical listing to find it.

Databases by Subject & Type: Choose this link if you are unsure what databases or resource types cover your subject. The subject headings and database types given are broad, so if you are still unsure, please contact a Reference Librarian for help.

Locate Journal Titles: Choose this link to search for the online or print availability of a particular journal title through the UM-St. Louis Libraries.

Interlibrary Loan: If you are unable to find your journal title at UM-St. Louis (in print or online version), you can request that a copy of an article be sent from another Library.

Library Databases vs. 'the Web':
  • 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 UM-St. Louis faculty, staff, and students.
  • 'the Web' - Anyone can put a site on the Web. 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.