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Database Searching: Home

An introduction to basic and advanced database searches

General Database Information

The Library provides access to over 100 different databases. This guide will help you understand what library databases are, the kinds of information they contain, and how to search them. 

Access Kirtland 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.

What Are Databases?


  • provide electronic access 24/7 to academic journals, magazines, newspapers, books, video clips, and audio clips.
  • are organized so they can be searched by keyword, author, title, and subject. Some databases offer additional ways they can be searched such as publisher, corporate name, and series.
  • provide full-text of many articles - not just a citation or abstract.
  • may provide access to peer-reviewed journals.
  • contain current articles - some published as recently as today!

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours:  8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246

Email:  Please allow 24-48 hours for response

For Answers to Library Questions, check out our Library FAQs

A Tutorial on How to Use Databases

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