A database is an electronic container of information that is organized and searchable.
Databases contain article citations, full-text articles, books, newspapers, magazines, images, music, film & video, statistics & demographics, government documents, and much more.
There are over 300 databases available through the Hunter College Libraries.
Some databases are purchased by the library through a subscription for the use of Hunter students, faculty and staff. You need your Hunter NetID to access subscription library databases when you are off campus. PsycINFO and Social Services Abstracts are subscription databases.
Other databases are publicly available, they are freely available online to everyone. American FactFinder and Google Scholar are publicly available databases.
Plan Your Time:
Identify Search Terms:
When you find an article that looks promising:
Use Phrase Searching Effectively:
Be Mindful of the Boolean Operators - AND, OR and NOT:
Look for the Tools
Access your Article:
Use More Than One Database: