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We offer multiple paths to find databases for your research projects.


restricted to current virginia tech users Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. 

license for virginia tech alumni use Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal sign in to access.

freely accessible Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction.

provided by viva Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.

open access gold Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.

open access green Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.

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This search box finds library databases by their titles and descriptions. It does not search for articles within databases. Keyword searches won't work here. (If you don't know which database to use, try one of the links listed below.)

General interest databases cover a wide range of topics from many kinds of sources. They are a great starting point for many research assignments since you are likely to get at least a few search results on your topic. Major general interest databases are listed below; many more are available on the general interest databases listings.