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Database Tutorials & Training

Get expert tutorials and training from the producers of our Research Databases

EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost databasesEBSCOhost databases include many of our popular research databases, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, APA Psycinfo, and many others.

Web of Science

Web of ScienceWeb of Science is a portal to several databases that index scholarly and technical literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Included are four Web of Science citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities. Also available: Derwent Innovation Index which covers patents, BIOSIS Citation Index, BIOSIS Previews, MEDLINE, and Journal Citation Reports.



EndNote is a bibliographic management software that can keep a record of your citations, provides a searchable catalog of reprint files, makes citing and formatting references easier, and makes reformatting reference lists much easier. EndNote can be downloaded through your MyUT portal

EndNote Tutorials through Web of Science


National Library of Medicine's premier index to scholarly journals in the life sciences and health care disciplines, with a concentration on biomedicine. Currently contains over 21    million references from about 5,600 journals in 40+ languages. 

CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature


Comprehensive research index to literature in nursing, allied health, and related fields. Covers over 3,900 active journals as well as publications of the National League for Nursing and American Nurses' Association. Full text is available for over 700 titles. Additional materials covered include full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and continuing education modules.


 Comprehensive information resource produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) for searching the chemical literature and authoritatively identifying a chemical substance and its structures, properties, names, patent and regulatory information, reaction schemes, and other characteristics. Search features include relevance-ranked results, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, and touch-screen-enabled structure drawing.


Embase is a biomedical research database covering more than 8,500 research journals and going back to 1947.  It uses a different thesaurus than the MeSH database used by PubMed/MEDLINE.  Guides from the publisher include basic guides and videos.

Video Tutorials for Embase


UpToDate Logo A full-text point-of-care resource that supports clinical decision-making. Contains over 9,000 expert-based/evidence-based overview articles on disease topics in internal medicine and 20+ specialty areas. Articles are physician-authored and peer-reviewed and backed up by scholarly literature. Designed to support point-of-care decisions and provide a quick way for practitioners and students to get up to speed on a topic. (NOTE: Subscription paid for by UToledo College of Medicine and includes remote access, i.e., UpToDate Anywhere. To access from off campus, users must first set up an individual account from a UToledo network computer and then log in with their username/password when off campus. To maintain access, users must confirm their affiliation with UToledo every 90 days by logging into UpToDate from within the University network. For information on mobile access, click here.)

Cochrane Library

 The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library is owned by Cochrane and published by Wiley. 

Other Ways to Learn a Database

In addition to the training videos and guide provided by the database producers found on this page, you may also be interested in additional training material produced by UToledo librarians.  See the LibGuides below for more information.  If you do not see a tutorial for the database you're interested in, please contact a reference librarian to set up an individual consultation.