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Search for the name of a journal in your field, select the correct title from the results page, then select "Abstract/Indexing" from the drop-down menus beneath Basic Description. Look for major databases where it is indexed.
For example, if major journals for my identified topic were "Rehabilitation Counseling" and "Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development" the major databases I would search would be: MedLINE and Scopus because they index these journals.
How Many Databases is Enough?
Check with your professor but typically 3 major databases is sufficient in conjunction with searching conference proceedings, clinical trials and hand-searching when necessary for your topic.
A key resource for journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and the preclinical sciences. You can also access Medline articles free in the Pubmed database.
Multidisciplinary scholarly search engine. Covers peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Includes links to USU resources when on campus.