All About Databases

Databases are online repositories of information that are created by a publisher for a specific purpose.

Search Engines are online vehicles used to search the World Wide Web.

Search Engines

  • Search the World Wide Web
  • Unlimited results
  • Results from websites
  • Results lack authority control (risky!)
  • Results created by anyone
  • Generate profit through selling ads


  • Search “closed” collection
  • Results are more focused
  • Results are from scientific publications
  • All results pre-selected based on legitimacy
  • Product of International research community
  • Paid subscriptions/no ads

Swedish Institute Databases:

For instructions on how to access the these databases from home please visit the library and ask the library staff.

  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
  • Ebrary

Other Research Tools

Swedish Institute Library Catalog:
Search our many classic titles as well as current textbooks, Journals, DVD’s, and other print options on Cybertools.

NYPL Resources: (must have NYPL Card to access – see library for details)