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Last Updated: May 18, 2021     Views: 38881

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.

The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.

NOTE: Databases are not “Internet" sources. One must login with their Canvas username & password to use databases.


The Berkeley College library provides access to over 100 databases for a variety of areas and majors. Databases can be found on the library page by subject, database type, or by the vendors/providers.



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