A database is a searchable collection of information. There are over 250 databases that the library subscribes to. There subject specific collections such as Literature Resources Center. Some databases are multidisciplinary like Academic Search Complete & ProQuest Central. They contain many full-text journal articles in many subjects. The library pays substantial fees for access to these materials in order to provide authoritative scholarly resources to faculty and students. These items are not often accessible for free on the open web.
To access a full list of the library databases go to A-Z Databases