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what is a database?

what is found in a database?

who produces databases?

how is a database searched?

when is a database used?

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Author: Beverly D. Hills, MSLS
Created: 20031007
Comments: bhills@tcc.edu

 

What is a database?library books

  • A database is a collection of data that has been selected, organized, and made available for searching.

  • A database structure consists of data organized into records made up of searchable fields.

  • A database is a discrete collection of data. The data has been selected for its content, quality, format or for a variety of reasons.

  • Some databases are free resources. Other databases are not accessible for free since there is a cost to gather data, organize it, and provide a means to search the data.

  • Read "What is a database?" at the State University of New York.