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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018     Views: 106

There is no way to search all the library databases at once but you can search multiple databases through some platforms.

UMBrella allows you to search most of Healey Library's resources at once, but some databases are currently not part of UMBrella search results due to vendor restrictions.

ProQuest Central is a collection of 11 databases that are searched simultaneously. 

EBSCOhost contains many library databases, which can be searched together:

  1. From the library home page, click Databases List
  2. Select E, then scroll down to EBSCOhost Databases 
  3. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your campus username and password
  4. Select all or the databases you want to search

You can also select multiple databases from within any single EBSCOhost database. Next to the name of the database, there is an option to choose databases. 

EBSCOhost Choose Databases


Additional Information

ProQuest Central 

  • Searches all the ProQuest databases 
  • Contains full text journals, newspapers (current and historical), ebooks, dissertations and more
  • Includes ebrary, the library's largest ebook collection

EBSCOhost Databases

  • Searches journals, magazines, newspapers, and ebooks
  • Full text is primarily from journals and magazines

Gale Databases

  • Select ALL to search all Cross-Searchable Gale databases
  • Contains journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the New York Times
  • Does NOT include historical databases 

UMBrella

  • Provides an easy-to-use, one-stop search and discovery tool for books, e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more
  • Can be used without signing into your account