Which Database Should I Use To Start My Search?

Database Topic Suggested Databases
Basic Sciences Web of Science, BIOSIS, SciFinder-n, PubMed, Embase, and more.
Business Business Source Complete, Business Expert Press, MasterFILE Premier, and more.
Clinical medicine PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Cochrane Library, UpToDate, and more.
Data ICPSR Data Archive, OSHPD Data Sets, California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and more.
Dentistry PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and more.
Education MedEd Portal (website), ERIC, Education Source, and more.
Genetics/Genomics NCBI, ClinVar, GeneCards Human Gene Database, and more.
Law and Legislation Nexis Uni, Congress.gov, California Code of Regulations, and more.
Newspapers Newspaper Source Plus, Black Studies Center, Access World News (NewsBank), and more.
Nursing CINAHL Complete, PubMed, Web of Science, PsycTESTS, Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, and more.
Open Access PubMed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), arXiv.org, bioRxiv, and more.
Pharmacy PubMed, Embase, MICROMEDEX 2.0, Reprotox, Web of Science, and more.
Physical Therapy PubMed, Embase, PEDro, Web of Science, and more.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Web of Science, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, LGBT Life, and more.

For more databases, see the A-Z Database list and filter by subject or type.

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