Types of Databases

Library catalogs

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

The library catalog does not include articles.
     Examples:

NJIT Library Catalog
IRIS (Rutgers Libraries' Catalog)
    

   
Article Databases are used to identify articles on a topic.

Some databases such as Academic Search Premier and Wilson OmniFile are general or multidisciplinary. Many indexes specialize in a particular subject area, such as chemistry, engineering, or business.

Examples:
     SciFinder Scholar
     Scopus
     Business Source Premier

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