What is a database?
There are many different article databases, and each one contains digital versions of different periodicals: academic journals, trade publications, research reports, or newspaper articles. Some databases have the full text of articles, some have only abstracts (summaries) of articles.
Databases generally contain articles and publications for the same subject and allow users to search by keywords, subjects, author’s name, article title, or journal title.
The two main multi-subject databases are:
To find subject-specific databases, that is databases that only contain articles on business or education for example, from the library’s main page,
- Go to the Research Guides.
- On the left, under “Research by Subject” choose which subject you want to research.
- Under “Resources,” click on the “Articles” tab. Choose one of the databases listed below to search.
To see all databases, use the A-Z Databases list. Use the drop-downs on the left of the page to view by subject or type.