Answered By: University of Illinois Library Last Updated: May 06, 2016 Views: 7
A library catalog allows you to search for items owned by a specific library, including books, movies, journals, magazines, music scores, government documents, and more.
Library databases allow you to efficiently search for published information such as magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. Library databases can be general (all disciplines) or discipline-specific (e.g. a psychology database).
For more information, see this page on comparing databases and catalogs.