Types of Databases

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

Library catalogs

organize all of the materials a library purchases. These include records for books, magazines, journals, newspapers, videos, sound recordings, etc.

Library catalogs like MNPALS do not include articles.

   
Article databases are used to identify articles on a topic.
EbscoHost Some article databases such as Academic Search Premier are general or multidisciplinary.
Access Science Many databases specialize in a particular subject area, such as biology, education, or business.
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