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Information about the Macdonald-Kelce Library services, policies, and collections

List of Databases

Macdonald-Kelce Library ➔  A-Z Database List.

Database Help Guide.  

Subject Guides

The database list can be sorted by subject, but you might also find a Research Guide devoted to your area of interest.

If you would like to recommend a research guide, chat with us or email

Logging in Through MyUTampa

In order to access the databases when you are outside the library, log into MyUTampa. If you are logged into MyUTampa, you do not have to log into Esearch again (they are the same). If you need assistance with your Spartans Domain log-in information, please contact the IT Help Desk at or at x6255.

Do Alumni have access to the databases?

There is no off-campus access to the databases for Alumni.

UT offers Alumni access to in-house Macdonald-Kelce Library resources, including accessing most databases on library computers and checking out library books when becoming a member of the National Alumni Association. Learn more at the Alumni Guide

To access databases without going through Workday, use the Databases for On-Site Public Users guide.

Alumni may also sign up to become a Friend of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

How to Search the Databases

Ten or fifteen minutes preparation at the beginning of your search can save you hours of frustration later.

Help page

Whether you're searching ProQuest or IMDb take a few minutes to read the help page. Most databases have a help page (sometimes this page is marked simply with a question mark icon). You don't need to read the whole thing, but looking for the help button is an excellent habit to acquire.

Search broadly

Do some practice searches. It is important at this stage that you do not get bogged down in finding high quality information for your research. Search, for example, on a hobby, or on a topic of personal interest. Then, click on lots of links to see what information is available.

Now that you've spent 15 minutes familiarizing yourself with the database you're ready to begin your search.

Use effective language

Remember as you search to look for important key words (authors names can sometime be valuable key words). Many of us when beginning a search use the wrong language. Figuring out what language the experts use is essential for effective searching.

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