A database allows you to search through a vast collection of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as essays in books and conference papers. You may search by topic, author, or article title.
Some databases are "full-text" (i.e. provide the entire text of the article), some are "indexes" only, also called "bibliographic" (i.e. point you to the source of your article without providing its text), and some are a mix of the two.
Accessing article indexes and databases from off-campus just became much easier. Now all you need to do is click on the database you wish to use. You will be asked to login with your UAH ID and password. Once you do this, you will be able to use any of the databases as you do on campus.
If you already have a citation to to a journal you need, and want to see if the library has it, use our journal finder database. It will show you which databases have which journals for which years. Be sure to ask a librarian if you can't find what you are looking for.