What is a Database?
You can think of library databases as kind of like Google. Like Google, you can search databases using keywords. The difference is that library databases offer you access to newspapers, magazines, journals, and more that are not available for free on regular webpages. You can also be sure that the information you find in a library database is reliable.
Databases are important for finding a lot of the research you’ll need for your papers. The CMCC Library gives you access to several databases. Some of these databases cover a wide range of subject areas and some are more specific. You can limit your searches in different ways to find just what you are looking for.
This guide gives you an overview of what databases are available, where you can find them, and how to use them.