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Phoenix Library: Databases & Subscriptions

Paid Databases & Subscriptions

Many of our subscriptions allow you access if you're on Concordia's network. If you are at home or are otherwise prompted for a password, use this Subscription Access Information doc. Our access information is restricted to those within our domain, ie. the "" email. 

Paid databases and subscription services are generally trustworthy and contain academic content suitable for research.

Are databases better to use than search engines? Think of this as a "Yes, and..." situation -- both subscription databases and the open web (ie. search engines) have strengths and limitations, so the answer is really, "Both!"

General Subject


English Language Arts


Sciences - Natural and Social








Other Paid Subscriptions