What is a database?
A database is a collection of information arranged into individual records to be searched by computer.
What does that mean?
A database is a collection of information that has been published electronically by a credible source / publishing company. The content within the database has been reviewed by professionals (experts, educators, librarians, etc.) for accuracy.
Why use a database?
You are already paying for this information, use it! Plus, databases take SOME of the guess work out of determining if the information is credible. These resources are no "WIKIPEDIA stuff".
Below are a few selected databases that students find useful: