Types of Library Subscription Databases

In general, library subscription databases include the citations and often the full text of articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. Databases also can contain multi media (such as images, sound, videos), book chapters, books, and archival resources.

Kent Library pays sizable annual subscription fees for access to databases. There is no cost to Southeast students, faculty, and staff to use the databases. Use the Library's website to access databases.

The two types of library subscription databases that you will be using are: general and subject databases.

Databases are used to identify articles on a topic in magazines, journals or newspapers, find multi media such as images and music, and archival materials.

Academic Search Complete

Some databases such as Academic Search Complete are general or multidisciplinary.
PsycINFO Some databases specialize in a particular subject area, such as biology, psychology, or business.  PsycINFO covers psychology.
ARTStor Some databases contain multi media resources rather than articles. ARTStor, a subject database covering art, contains art images.