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 e-books or dissertations, while others feature thousands of journal articles, news sources, and even multimedia sources.
An e-book is a book-length document with all the features of a book, such as individual chapters. E-books are published individually and can be found in our e-books 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.