Library Catalogs and Databases by Category

Catalogs are lists of materials an institution owns or to which it has access. At Case Western Reserve University, the Library Catalog includes information about print and electronic materials, both monographic and serial.

Databases are collections of data organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. In libraries they are primarily bibliographic in nature, indexing journals, meetings and sometimes books. An example of a database is PubMed.

Search engines look for information on the Web. Examples are Google, Yahoo and Bing.

To find reliable information from books, journals and web sites please consult one of the following links provided here. If you would like to suggest others, please contact us at or call at 216.368.3218.

Alphabetical list of Catalogs and Databases.


- for finding who owns a book or subscribes to a journal

Databases - Health Sciences

- for finding journal articles and book chapters, some with full text

Hard Data Resources

- for finding statistics, people, grants, chemicals, etc.

Government Information

Searchable Full Text Resources

Health Information Web Portals

Pictures and Videos

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