Databases provide access to the contents of journal articles, conference papers, theses, patents and other information sources. They form the basis of, or add greater depth to your research. Most of databases provide links to full text sources where the library holds a subscription.
Databases allow keyword searching of article titles, abstracts, and subject headings / descriptors.
Full-text journal collections allow keyword searching of articles, abstracts, subject headings/descriptors, and the full-text of articles as well.