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Need Articles? Online Databases: Why Databases?

Library Glossary

Database - An organized collection of records containing data (citations, statistics, text, etc.) that can be searched and retrieved. The library catalog and many online periodical indexes are examples of databases.

From the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Andersen Library Glossary of Library Terms

Why Databases?

  • Databases allow you to find information not freely available on the web
  • A range of sources are available
  • Many sources are not freely available from Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines
  • Articles are verified sources of information
  • Subscription Databases at RHC are free to students