How to find help in Proctor Library

Types of Databases

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

Library catalogs

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

The Library Catalog does not include articles.

Article indexes are used to identify articles on a topic.


Some article indexes such as ProQuest are general or multidisciplinary.
ABI Inform
Many indexes specialize in a particular subject area, such as biology, education, or business.
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