Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 36

The links for databases available through the library are grouped by subject (, with a complete alphabetical list at  These are linked directly from on-campus; from off-campus connections, use your Blackboard username and password when the proxy screen displays.

Major database publishers such as ProQuest, EBSCO, and Gale Cengage offer subscriptions to dozens, even hundreds of different databases.  Those that have been selected as the best fit for Sacred Heart University students and faculty are listed separately there.

Our ProQuest databases include: ABI/Inform Complete; Hoover's Company Profiles, Dissertations and Theses (abstracts & indexing); Hartford Courant Historical Newspapers; Nursing and Allied Health Source. Proquest's databases of hundreds of  American and international newspapers are available through iConn: Connecticut Digital Library (  Ask a reference librarian to help you access these.

If you have a citation for a particular article or journal in a database our library does not carry, you may find that the same journal is in another database available in our library. Search for the journal in question using the "Journals By Title" tool on the library home page or a Journal Title search in the catalog. 

Advanced search tools make it possible to simultaneously cross- database search all the library's database from a particular publisher, which may be valuable when your topic crosses subject areas covered by different databases. For example, a nursing student researching techniques to increase participation in a vaccination program might be interested in psychology, sociology, and marketing research in addition to nursing & allied health research.  Relevant journals are included in various EBSCO subject-specific databases as well as EBSCO's  multi-disciplinary databases, Academic Search Premier.  Talk to a reference librarian to decide on the most effective strategy for your topic.


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