What is a database?


A database is an electronic resource that allows you to locate and access information from books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and scholarly journals online. A database's coverage can be multidisciplinary, such as Academic Search Premier, or related to a specific subject matter, like Auto Repair Reference Center. A database may contain a copy of an entire article (full-text), a brief summary (abstract) or its citation.

The Ocean City Library subscribes to over fifty online databases, most of which can be accessed in the building or remotely from any computer with internet access.

To find out a list of all the databases the library subscribes to, visit: http://reference.oceancitylibrary.org/databases


  • Last Updated Nov 28, 2018
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  • Answered By Kevin Bligh

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