HMS Library

Research Databases

What are Research Databases?

Research databases are the BEST online tools to use when conducting research because they contain highly accurate information. These databases are available only through libraries and require a login. They are not accessible through what's known as the free or open web (websites that are accessed through a web search). Click on a database (sorted by topic) below to get started!

NOTE: The "In Context" databases will determine your location and automatically log you in if your computer's IP address is in MA. The FactCite and Country Reports databases use a password that HMS students & staff members can locate by viewing the document below. This also includes information about resolving problems with the In Context auto-login.

Click here for auto login issues and passwords for FactCite & Country Reports (HMS students & staff only)


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