A database is a tool to help you find quality information in publications such as academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. In the library the word database usually refers to a subscription database. The library subscribes to a database, similarly to how you would subscribe to an individual magazine or newspaper.
To find journal articles on topics in psychology you may find it helpful to use one of the subject-specific databases listed below. Or, you may want to start with one of the Multi-Subject Databases listed in the box on the right.