How Do I Choose a Database?

Choosing from all the databases available at the Claremont Colleges Library can be daunting. Here are a few quick tips:

  • Not sure where to start? Try
    • Academic Search Premier

      (covers many different topics, includes scholarly and news articles)

    • Sherlock

      (searches a broad variety of the Library's journal subscriptions)

    • The first database in each subject's database list
  • Use Research Guides to explore and find databases with articles relevant to your research
    • Hint: Look for phrases like “Most Popular”, “Frequently Used Databases”, or “Useful Resources.”
  • Ask a Librarian