What is a database?

A collection of information organized for quick and easy access by computer. Think of a database as an electronic filing system.

Your library offers databases to give you free access to accurate up-to-date information on a variety of topics from news to biography, from health to automobile repair.

Why would I want to use a DATABASE?
The Web offers huge amounts of information but no guarantee that a site is accurate, complete or up to date; especially if it is a commercial site. Library databases have high quality information compiled from researched sources, and are commercial free and accurate by current standards.

What kind of information can I find in the DATABASES?
Library databases are organized by subject with several databases under each subject: Biography & History; Business & News; Education; Literature; Health & Wellness; Ready Reference; Spanish Language.

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