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.

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.

     SciFinder Scholar
     Business Source Premier

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