There is an issue with IE8 browser in displaying databases. If you go to the Search by Topic page and you don’t see any databases (looks like this):
Then you need to set the Compatibility Settings.
The quick way is to click the Compatibility View button on your browser located at the end of the address bar (like this):
or a more permanent method so you don’t have to click it all the time is
Select Compatibility View Settings
Check off the box labeled: Display all websites in Compatibility View.
The databases should now appear on the page.