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What is a database?

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  • A library database is like a mini search engine. Some of these “databases” contain information on a specific subject; some are general in nature.
  • Library databases allow users to search for magazine and journal articles on a specific topic; some databases also contain images, audio, and video files.
  • Library databases may provide access to a copy of the article or item. Sometimes only a citation for an article or item is available.
  • GALILEO provides access to both subject-specific and general/multidisciplinary databases.
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