Best Databases of 2017

The year’s best databases include resources on congressional research and the ACLU

Environmental Resources | Reference E-Short Takes, April 15, 2016

QUICK LOOKS at several databases and resources that support environmental studies research

Best Databases | Best Reference 2015

Cheryl LaGuardia and Bonnie Swoger round up the best databases

Best Databases | Best Reference 2014

Britannica Library, NAACP Papers, Silent Film Online, and more Best Databases of 2014 from the February 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Researchers’ Advisory | Reference 2015 How-To

Librarians and library users have a variety of ­resources to turn to for their information needs: Internet search engines such as Google, common or institutional knowledge, the physical collection, and electronic databases. For public libraries, the term database describes a searchable collection of electronic records to which a library subscribes. It may also be used more generally to describe other electronic or Internet-based resources the library pays for, such as language learning or résumé-building sites. Access to and successful use of these resources is rarely intuitive and often frustrating for library patrons, who may be unaware of their existence until the moment of need.

New Releases | Reference 2015

These new electronic resources will be released between September, 2014 and December, 2015.

New Database Releases 2014

New database releases.

Reference Backtalk: Digitizing Diesel (and Other Great Minds)

Jennifer Kemp of Springer discusses the Springer Book Archives.

Reference Backtalk: A Painful Topic Presents Tough Choices

Pat Carlin of ABC-CLIO discusses their Modern Genocide database.

Reference eReviews | Springer Book Archives | April 1, 2013

Review of the online database Springer Book Archives.