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What is a library database and how do I access one?

Last updated on Aug 06, 2020    SUNY Ulster Student Portal databases


A library database is an online, searchable collection of resources like academic journals, popular and trade magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and books. The Macdonald DeWitt subscribes to nearly 100 different databases. DiscoverDeWitt is a discovery tool that pulls all of our library database content into a single search. The results can be overwhelming at times so it can be helpful to search the more targeted collection of a subject-specific library database. You can find them grouped by subject and alphabetically on the Library Resources page of the Portal. Only current students, faculty and staff are able to access the library's databases from off-campus. On-campus users are able to access the databases using the portal links or our links on the library page SUNY Ulster website.