How do I find the best database for my subject?


The Library provides several databases and other research tools, covering a wide variety of subject areas, but it can be hard to know where to begin.

Here are some ways you can find the best databases for your subject:


Start with OneSearch. It's a one-stop shop for full text articles, books, and more, searching almost all of our databases at once.

screenshot of the Library homepage, highlighting OneSearch

Subject Guides

We have a subject guide for every subject area taught at RDP. Find our subject guides by going to the Library Homepage and clicking the link for Subject Guides, in the Research Guides box. The complete list of all our subject guides will appear, and you can choose the most appropriate one from the list.

Screenshot of the Library homepage, highlighting the subject guides

Once you're at the specific subject guide you need, look for the Key Resources box and choose the database you feel is the best fit for your topic.

Screenshot of the Library's Nursing & Health subject guide, highlighting the key resources box

A-Z List

Our A-Z List is a complete list of all the databases we've licensed for use by RDP students, faculty, and staff. The default is to view all databases, but you can use the drop-down menu to select a specific subject area. There are also drop-down menus to limit to a specific type of database or a particular database vendor.

screenshot of the RDP Library A to Z list

  • Last Updated Mar 21, 2023
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