Freely Available Resources
Research databases, library catalogs, and bookseller catalogs are some of the most important resources you can use to search for scholarly information.
Many bibliographic databases are restricted to subscribers. Colleges, universities, companies and other organizations buy subscriptions to provide their users access to subscription databases. User authentication is used to verify that you are entitled to access. See Searching Subscription Databases for more information.
To get started, we recommend adding the following online resources:
- Your university or public library
Why? To search for books you want to borrow.
- A large shared catalog or national library catalog such as WorldCat, the Library of Congress, or the British Library.
Why? This type of catalog helps you discover what books have been published on a given topic. Obtaining the book is not necessarily the primary goal.
- Research databases that are pertinent to your subject matter and that your university or company has subscribed to. (Visit your library's website for more information.)
Why? These help you find relevant articles in scholarly journals and contributions in edited books and conference proceedings.
Hint: If the online resource you are looking for isn't available in Citavi, you can suggest that we add it. Please send us your request.