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Databases are a "usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer)".
Basically, a database is an electronically organized catalog, index, and container for published information such as journal, newspaper, and magazine articles, as well as ebooks, streaming video and audio files.
A database is either general or subject/discipline specific and is searchable by keyword, subject, author, or title.
A library database will provide scholarly and peer-reviewed sources that are appropriate to use for academic research and writing. The box on the right is a list of some of the most popular general use databases that SC4 subscribes to. If you need help searching the databases, please ask a librarian!
"Database." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2017.
Image: "AAA Shared Resource Guide." Indiana University, 2015, iupui.campusguides.com/c.php?g=270710&p=1853046. Accessed 21 Mar. 2018.
Most databases are searchable by keyword or subject. As this image from Academic One File's advanced search shows, you can also limit your results by publication date, by publication type, and by many other limiters in the drop-down box. Results can be refined by language, author, or other limiters. Some databases mix scholarly and non-scholarly sources, and will allow you to limit between the two.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats: