Answered By: Cecily Tubbs
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021     Views: 11

According to Encyclopedia Britannicadatabase, 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. RSU Libraries subscribes to databases and they are only accessible to RSU students, faculty and staff.