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ENG 102- Schneider - 2022 Spring

What Is a Database?

A database is simply an organized collection of information in which descriptions about the information have been systematically entered.​  These descriptions, called records, can be easily searched.  Database users can retrieve records about the information—and often the information itself—based upon search terms.​  Additionally, database managers can continually add, edit, and/or remove the database content as well as the content records.​

In libraries, the term database has come to have a secondary meaning--a proprietary database to which the library subscribes for the use of its users. 

For a short, but more indepth, overview of databases, check out this 4 minute video.

You can also go to an alphabetical listing of all the databases offered by STLCC Libraries.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000