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ED 591 Exhibition and Experience Design Thesis: Directed Research

Databases : Which ones for which purpose?

The FIT Library subscribes to over 150 databases many containing content unavailable--or unavailable for free--anywhere else online.

TIP: OneSearch covers most [but not all] of the databases we subscribe to, but for maximum control of a specific database's content, you may be better off searching it directly

  • Databases: all listings a-z and by subject, to help focus and narrow your options of where to search,

Here are a few specific suggestions in commonly-used categories:

Scholarly / Peer-reviewed Publications

The mainstays of scholarly research, these databases are some of the ones FIT Library provides that focus on----or have easy ways to filter to----respected academic, scholarly, and peer-reviewed articles and papers.

General Research

Try some of these databases for background information on any topic, and when you need a more business-oriented or popular (rather than scholarly) take on your topic.

Trends and Market Research

Forecasting and trend services have long evolved from covering only fashion, and market research has many applications, even for non-profit and creative fields.

Our databases cover demographic trends,  consumer lifestyles and spending, successful and not-so-successful products, packaging,  and more general trends and interests, often on a global scale

Google Scholar

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