This guide lists library resources of importance for postdoctoral researchers. To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN. Your Researcher Services librarians are happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.
Use this guide to find relevant literature for your postdoctoral research as well as resources from other disciplines. This guide lists tools for locating literature across a range of topics. Below are licensed databases to get you started in locating literature.
Comprehensive literature searching in any discipline requires consulting a variety of resources which are best found by reviewing the Research Guides by subject section. These guides provide the most extensive listing of guides by specific disciplines and provide the most detailed listing of licensed disciplinary library resources.
Databases listed below are the most highly-used databases from UC Davis.
For additional databases, please review your most appropriate subject or specialized course guide(s).
AUTOMATED SEARCHES & EMAIL UPDATES: All databases licensed by the UC Davis Library or by the UC Libraries (via California Digital Library - CDL) will have a feature to save searches and set up an email alert (often called current awareness or auto alert or SDI or update) which sends the latest references matching your saved searches to your email. Check the more… section of your database listing to learn how to set this up for your specific database or check the database guide.
In deciding which database(s) to use, it is helpful to note: