The Wellehan Library subscribes to over 70 online databases. In many cases, the databases provide access to full-text journal articles. Additionally, newspapers, popular magazines, trade publications, and other resources are available. 

Databases are accessible to all Saint Joseph's College students, faculty, and staff. The databases can be accessed from campus or off campus. 


An alphabetical listing of the Wellehan Library databases. Click on a database's title link to begin your search.


A listing of subjects or disciplines. Click on the subject on which you are doing research, and the databases that are listed provide the best coverage of topics related to your subject.

Database Demos

Using EBSCO Databases:

Many of our best databases (ATLA, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycArticles, SocINDEX, SPORTDiscus) are available through EBSCO. Tutorials are not available for all of these databases, so we have created three tutorials for the Academic Search Complete database. These tutorials review searching features that are similar across most EBSCO databases. Academic Search Complete is a great multidisciplinary database that includes a large number of articles from scholarly resources, so you might want to include it when conducting your research.

Audio/Visual Tutorials:

Academic Search Complete Basic Search Tutorial

This tutorial provides instruction for building a basic search on a single topic. It offers suggestions for finding articles in peer reviewed journals that were published within a selected data range.

Academic Search Complete Advanced Search Tutorial

This tutorial provides instruction for building an advanced search by combining keywords. Effective use of Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and limiters are discussed.

Academic Search Complete Subject Heading Search Tutorial

This tutorial examines how to find and use subject terms to build an effective search. Strategies for searching subject terms and alternative approaches to building searches are identified.