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1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Databases all have different strengths and weaknesses. They cover different time periods, types of materials, subject matter and languages. Some link to varying amounts of full text.

Descriptions of all the databases provided by the library are available on the List of All Databases pages. Most databases on the list are available online; a few must be used in the 2nd floor reference area of the library or require a librarian to perform the search using special accounts.

When in doubt, ask a reference librarian about which databases might be appropriate for your research topic. We offer free consultations; request one using our online form.

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