What is a library database?


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. 

  • Last Updated Apr 10, 2024
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  • Answered By Cecily Tubbs

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