Answered By: Maria Deptula
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2015     Views: 79

There are number of definitions for the term "database." According to Encyclopedia Britannica: database, also called electronic database, is a collection of data,  or  information,  specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer

A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia.

Berkeley College library provides access to over 50 databases for a variety of areas and majors. Databases can be found on the library page by topic, from the A-Z list or by the their name.

Information in databases is either originally created or come from different, reliable sources.

Databases are not “Internet" sources. One must login with your Blackboard account to use databases from off-campus.

 

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