Academic Databases

Is Google Scholar a database or search engine?

The academic community is not decided on this topic, calling Google Scholar sometimes a database and sometimes a search engine.

ERIC research database: complete tutorial

ERIC stands for the Education Resources Information Center and is a database that provides more than 1.5 million texts related to all aspects of education. It can be freely accessed via https://eric …

How to use Google scholar: the ultimate guide

Google Scholar (GS) is a free academic search engine that can be thought of as the academic version of Google. Rather than searching all of the indexed information on the web, it searches …

Academic research: how to search online databases [8 steps]

Your institution's library provides access to plenty of online research databases. They are among the best sources to turn to when you need to find articles from scholarly journals and periodicals. …

The best academic search engines [2019 update]

For many researches academic search engines have become the number one resource to turn in order to find research papers and other scholarly sources. While classic academic databases like Web of …

The best research databases for computer science

Beside the interdisciplinary research databases Web of Science and Scopus there are also academic databases specifically dedicated to computer science. We have compiled a list of the top 5 research …

The best research databases for healthcare and medicine

Web of Science and Scopus are interdisciplinary research databases and have a broad scope. For biomedical research, medicine, and healthcare there are a couple of outstanding academic databases that …