Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2020     Views: 904

You can search in the LibSearch box on top of the Library home page for general multidisciplinary articles and books. LibSearch is our one-stop search tool to explore the majority of the library’s physical and electronic collections. This tool is a perfect starting point for general interdisciplinary research.

​For more specialized information about companies, industries, fashion, law, literature or medicine, you need a specialized database. The library's A-Z Databases tile takes you to a page which allows you to filter by Subject, which will give you a good idea of which databases to use for a given topic or assignment. You can select your overall subject from the "All Subjects" drop-down box on the top of the A-Z Databases list.

Once you find the best subject, such as Business, Criminal Justice, Fashion or Nursing & Allied Health, click on it and you will see a list of databases that have articles related to that subject or class. Pick the one that sounds most helpful to your topic, click on it, and search for your topic in that specific database. 

You can also check if a LibGuide has been created for your course or assignment. LibGuides are an excellent place to start your research. LibGuides will tell you great databases and other resources to use for a course, subject area, or specific assignment.

If you are still unsure of the best databases to use, contact a Berkeley College librarian via Chat for help.

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