Bailey Library subscribes to over 130 academic research databases, with more being added and subtracted annually to best meet the needs of the university community. Each database provides access to a wealth of scholarly content and specialize in specific disciplines or subjects.
Bailey Library provides access to academic databases using two methods:
A-Z Database Page - This is a sortable list of all academic databases Bailey Library provides access to.
Subject-specific LibGuides - Subject LibGuides commonly provide lists of databases hand-picked by the library faculty to meet specific research needs by subject or academic discipline. Choose a subject to view the list of databases and find other tips related to your research. These LibGuides may also explain how to better search within the databases, as many commonly provide their own search features so as to better connect users with the information the database provides.
Most databases provide full-text access, while some also provide indexed entries that may describe the contents of periodicals that Bailey Library does not provide full-text access to, but can acquire within a few days via Interlibrary Loan.
Examples of resources that can be found in the library's databases include:
- Academic Journals
- Specialized Reports (For example: Detailed Company and Industry Profiles for Business Researchers)
- Musical Recordings
- Documentary Films
Do you need help determining which database may best fit your research needs, using a database once you choose one, or are you having trouble accessing a database? Bailey Library's faculty are available to help in-person, or via chat, e-mail, or phone via the Ask A Librarian Portal.