When you search for articles, you will usually start by searching one of the Library's databases. Just as DELCAT is a search tool for books, and Google is a search tool for Web pages, Library databases are your primary search tool for articles.
Databases work much like your iPod or like iTunes on your phone or laptop.
Just as iTunes contains information on all of the albums in your music collection and allows you to search through all of those albums for specific songs within those albums, databases contain information on collections of journals, and allow you to search through all of those journals for specfic articles within those journals.
Next, let's look at how to select an appropriate database for your research.
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