The two types of databases that you will be using in this tutorial are: library catalog and article databases.

Library catalogs are used to find all of the materials a library purchases. Catalogs may include records for books, magazines, journals, newspapers, videos, sound recordings, images, etc. However, library catalogs do not include records for articles within journals, magazines, or newspapers
Online databases are used to find periodical articles on a topic. They include citations for articles and often the full-text. You can print or email the information.
wilson logo Some databases such as Wilson Omnifile include articles on general or multidisciplinary topics.
proquest logo Other databases specialize in a particular subject area, such as ProQuest Psychology database.