#ResearchGenius – Locating Databases


The Gordon Library subscribes to over 200 databases. This post will help you quickly find a database to help you with your research.

From the Library’s Homepage there are a few links to our databases: the database quick link, our A-Z list, by Subject, and by Type.


While there are a few different ways to access the content, each of the links ultimately goes to our databases guide. This allows you to quickly browse our databases in a few different ways. Here is a quick rundown of how each section is organized.


Database Home

The Database Home contains drop down selections to both our Database by Subject and our Database by Type lists. It also contains our most frequently used databases as well as a chat box ask a us a quick question.

Databases A-Z

Librarians love a good A-Z list and our Database A-Z is one of them. It is a simple alphabetical list of all our databases and is very useful for quickly navigating to a database when you already know its name.

Databases by Subject

Sometimes researchers know the subject they are interested in but are not sure which databases have material for their topics. Boomtown, the Databases by Subject list is specifically designed for those occasions. Ranging from Biology to Urban Planning our Databases By Subject guides will help you locate databases for your interests. And if we don’t have a guide for you, just send an email or chat with us and we will be glad to help.

Databases by Type

Have you ever just been looking for patents, eBooks, or WPI student research? Yep you guessed it, that is exactly the problem the Database by Type was built to solve. In addition to the previous sentence’s examples we also have  technical reports, standards, statistics, and biographies.

I hope this quick guide will help you find the database, and ultimately, the content you need for your research. If not, just send an email or chat with us and we will be glad to help.


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