You've probably heard of databases, but what are they and where does all that content come from? Find out by watching this brief video from NCSU Libraries:
While the video focuses on scholarly article databases, there are actually many other types of databases. Through the Binghamton University Libraries, you have access to hundreds of databases which contain a variety of content including news, data/statistics, primary sources, maps, images, ebooks, streaming video, and more.
There are several ways to access databases from the Libraries' website. These are the recommended ways:
When accessing databases, be sure to go through the Libraries' website to ensure that you'll have access to all of our content. If you try to access databases directly, you'll likely run into paywalls.
Selecting a database can seem overwhelming, especially when there are hundreds to choose from. Here are some tips:
The best database for your research will depend on your topic. The following is a list of suggested databases that are applicable to topics across many subject areas.