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Database Searching

An introduction to basic and advanced database searches

What are databases?

Databases are collections that provide you with reliable sources for your writing and projects. The Kirtland Library offers you access to over 100 different databases you can use 24/7.

Databases contain:

  • scholarly journals and articles
  • eBooks
  • videos
  • images
  • newspaper articles
  • dissertations

If you're new to using databases, it may seem overwhelming as you get started. Reach out to the Kirtland Library staff and we'll be happy to help you with your project. 

Access Databases

Access databases by subject on the Databases home page:

Click here to view all database titles.

Note: You will need to use your Single Sign-On user name and password to access the library's databases.

How to Use Databases


  • provide 24/7 access to academic journals, magazines, newspapers, books, video clips, and audio clips.
  • give you access to things you may not find with a Google search
  • make it easier for you to find better information while spending less time searching
  • can be limited to show you results that are peer-reviewed or the most recent content