Databases are essentially electronic platforms that contain a collection of searchable electronic information. The CSU Library subscribes to a variety of databases that support research for CSU students and faculty. Databases cover academic disciplines and subjects by varying degrees. Some focus on just ebooks or dissertations, while others feature thousands of journal articles, news sources, and even multimedia sources.
An ebook is a book-length document with all the features of a book, such as individual chapters. Ebooks are published individually and can be found in our ebrary database. Articles will range in size and are published with other articles as part of a journal, magazine, or newspapers. Articles can be found in many of our databases. For a list of all the databases we subscribe to, visit our A-Z Databases list.