Using Library Databases to Find Articles and Other Information

The Webster University Library offers currently registered faculty, students, and staff access to over 160 databases to support Webster University's curriculum. These databases include:

  • Periodical indexes (both subject specific and multi-subject) many of which link to the full-text of the articles. Examples include Business Source Premier, PsycInfo, and Academic Search Premier.
  • Collections of full-text newspaper articles. Examples include Lexis/Nexis Academic's "News" section and MOREnet Full-text Newspapers.
  • Reviews of tests and measurement instruments can be found in the Mental Measurements Yearbook
  • Country economic, marketing, and cultural data from such databases as ABI/Inform, and CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online.
  • Federal and state case law and statutes and law reviews are collected in the "Legal" section of Lexis/Nexis Academic
  • Company financials, investment resources, and directories are available in S&P Net Advantage, Value Line, and Business & Company Resource Center respectively

Databases are accessed via the Articles / Databases page (Link opens in a new window), which arranges the databases into broad subject categories. To begin a search, select the category which is likely to contain the information you seek. Each subject-specific page will further divide the databases either by narrower subject or by the format of the information (for example, business articles or company financials).

The General/Multidisciplinary Databases (Link opens in a new window) page lists databases which cover periodicals from all disciplines including the social sciences (which includes business), science and medicine, the fine arts, and the humanities. These are a great place to start research.