This library guide offers information on databases, interlibrary loan, plagiarism, citation and other online resources.
A database is a collection of information on a website organized so you can conduct a search (by keyword, title, author, etc). The UML Library provides free access to a multitude of databases for students which have sources that include journal articles, books, conference papers, maps, government reports, etc.
It's a good place to start to look for articles, books, etc. Especially peer-reviewed articles from academic journals.
To clarify, a database can be used to search for journals, which contain peer-reviewed articles, vital to references when writing a thesis or doing research.
Some databases provide full-text and some don't. If the database you're searching doesn't include full-text, use:
Dimensions is a linked research data platform, with a much wider and more open scope than PubMed, Scopus, or Web of Science. Dimensions is designed to provide better knowledge about what is going on in your research area, and how this is changing over time.