UNT Libraries subscribe to hundreds of online databases with thousands of resources and media to use in your research, assignments, and projects. Finding the exact resource you need can be a challenge so here are some tips to help get you started.
Librarians and trained library staff can help you get started with your research, find hard to discover resources or information, help you improve your research skills, or even share tips for locating and evaluating resources within a particular database.
The subject librarians have developed guides for discipline specific databases, courses, and other research topics. Find the right database for your research needs in a LibGuide.
The Ask Us service offers one-on-one research assistance; at the library services desk in Willis Library, by phone at (940)565-3245 or toll free at (877)872-0264, and online through the form on the Ask Us page or email to AskUs@unt.edu seven days a week during regular semesters.
For in-depth database research assistance, subject librarians are available by appointment. Request time with your subject librarian with the Reference Appointment form.
Some databases may focus on a particular subject or type of resource, the library may have multiple databases with resources for one subject or interdisciplinary databases that have one type of content that relates to a variety of subjects. Here are some of our most popular databases for general and specialized resources:
There are several ways to discover and access the resources contained in our library's databases. Here are some strategies you may want to use to locate the database you need.
Once you identify a database to search, you must still find good resources within the database to use. Though databases may vary greatly in their layout and search features, here are a few tips that will help you find resources in most library databases.
Sometimes access is impeded by issues with the database provider or your own university login authorization. Try these troubleshooting tips if you experience issues getting into our databases, especially if you are researching from off campus.