On the ribbon above the green search box on the library’s homepage, click on Article Search. In the search box underneath, type your search words. What's a database? It's a collection of information the library has subscribed to, so that you can find full-text articles and books online from many different magazines, journals, etc. Many of its sources have been published very recently. ProQuest is one of the easiest databases to use.
When you need very recent information, and when you want full-text articles to read on your own computer.