RIT Libraries: How Do I....?: Choose databases?

Information on how to use and navigate the RIT Library resources


Some databases are specific, dealing with a certain topic or area of study.  Others are more general and will allow you to search across many subject areas and choose from both popular and scholarly periodicals.  Sometimes, it can be helpful to start your search in a more general database; this can help you narrow your topic.  This may also help you search for topics that are applicable to more than one area of study.

  • Find more tips on choosing a database at LIV@RIT.
  • Use the Database Finder (image below) available on the library's website to browse the databases available at RIT.










  • Use the subject-specific Research Guides, available through the RIT Libraries' website, to find databases related to your specific field of study.
  • Don't forget, you can always ask your librarian for help in choosing the right database for your project.


Some General Databases

Some Subject Specific Databases

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