Which database should I use?

  • A good way to choose which database to get started with is by going to our Research and Course Guides, designed by librarians to help you get started with your research.  Below is a screenshot of the Research Guides page.


A screenshot of the Research Guides page.


  • Another option is to choose databases by category: Most Popular, Subject, Title, or Trials.
    • To do this, go the the CSUSM University Library homepage.
    • Look for where it says Databases under the OneSearch Bar.
    • Click on which type of Databases you are looking for (Most Popular, By Subject, By Title, Trials).
    • Then you can click on the database you think will most closely match your needs.


Image of the place on the homepage where the databases are located


Answered by: Amanda Kalish | Last updated on: Jul 10, 2020 | Views: Views: 1

Library Services Help

Chat Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8AM-6PM
Friday - Saturday 9AM-5PM

Send an Email

(760) 750-4348

Research Help

Chat Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10AM-4PM 
Friday 10AM-3PM

Send an Email

(760) 750-4391