Q. What is a database?

How do I know which one to use?

Answer

A database is a searchable file of information. 

Most library databases contain citations or references (the basic information you need to find a journal article), abstracts (brief summary of an article), and some databases include full-text (the text of the journal article).

Using a database will help you save time and find better results when you are searching for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Access the library databases from our Databases by Topic page.  Use these guides to find the best database for your search.

  • Last Updated Dec 08, 2014
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  • Answered By Leslie Andersen

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