Which database should I use to start my search?

The top three databases for getting started are PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase. Find these and our full list of resources here: https://guides.ucsf.edu/az.php
 
Use this table to find database recommendations by topic.
TOPIC
SUGGESTED DATABASES
  Basic Sciences
   Web of Science, BIOSIS, SciFinder-n, PubMed, Embase, and more on this list.
  Business   Business Source Complete, Business Expert Press, MasterFILE Premier, and more on this list.
  Clinical medicine
  PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Cochrane Library, UpToDate, and more on this list.
  Data
   ICPSR Data Archive, OSHPD Data Sets, California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and more on this list.
  Dentistry
  PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and more on this list.
  Education
   MedEd Portal (website), ERIC, Education Source, and more on this list.
  Genetics / Genomics
  NCBI, ClinVar, GeneCards Human Gene Database, and more on this list.
  Law & Legislation    Nexis Uni, Congress.gov, California Code of Regulations, and more on this list.
  Newspapers    Newspaper Source Plus, Black Studies Center, Access World News (NewsBank), and more on this list.
  Nursing
  CINAHL Complete, PubMed, Web of Science, PsycTESTS, Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, and more on this list.
  Open Access
   PubMed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), arXiv.org, bioRxiv, and more on this list.
  Pharmacy
  PubMed, Embase, MICROMEDEX 2.0, Reprotox, Web of Science, and more on this list.
  Physical Therapy
  PubMed, Embase, PEDro, Web of Science, and more on this list.
  Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Web of Science, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, LGBT Life, and more on this list.

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