Database Help

What database should I use?
Descriptions of each database are available by subject or alphabetically.

If you are in a library, feel free to ask a librarian to suggest a database or other print or electronic source that might meet your need.

How do I get help on using an individual database?
Each database has a link to help. If you need further assistance contact your branch library.

To be able to access all databases fully, you should set your browser to use Javascript, and accept first and third party cookies. Several databases require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view articles or images.

How can I access databases outside the library?
You need to have a valid DeKalb County Public Library library card. If you don't have one, you may also apply online and gain instant access to databases. Secondly, you must know your Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Your PIN is a four digit number that you chose when you applied for your library card. If you had a card prior to June 1998, the last four digits of your phone number was assigned as your PIN. If you do not know your PIN, you will need to go to your local branch library and ask at the Circulation Desk.

You will need to enter your library card number and PIN and then click on the Log In button before you are directed to the database. 

I can't find all the databases from home that are available in my library

Some databases are only available in a library because our contract with the database vendor does not allow access from outside the library.