Q. What is a library database?

Answer

A database is a collection of digital resources including where you access full-text articles, ebooks, images, videos, and more by searching using key words that describe the concept or topic of interest.

Rasmussen University provides you access to 70+ different databases covering a variety of different subjects. Whether you are looking for articles dealing with health topics, criminal justice topics, or early childhood education topics, there is a database that is perfect for you.

Click here to access our databases. You can use the drop down menu on the left titled "All Subjects" to find subject specific databases. 

Select a subject in the dropdown menu to see databases of that type.

You may be asking yourself, "Why can't I just use Google?" While Google is a great tool for researching, it does have limitations. It comes down to quality vs. quantity. Searching the Internet may give you information faster, but databases will give you better, more focused, and in many cases more reliable information. Why spend hours sifting through Google results, when you could do one search in a database and find credible information much faster? Another bonus of using databases--many create your reference list citation for you!


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  • Last Updated Jun 20, 2019
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  • Answered By Emily Gilbert, Health Sciences Librarian

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