Answered By: Çiğdem Yıldırım
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015     Views: 17

A database is a kind of electronic container, principally for electronic journals, but can contain any kind of electronic content (e-books, for instance). Databases hold materials that are oriented around a theme, which can be very broad (the Academic Search Complete database) or more narrow (LexisNexis, for instance, which focuses on legal content). A database has its own search facilities, so if a search in  is not proving productive, driving down to a specific database can be a useful supplemental strategy.