Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion
Databases are listings of items organized in a way that allows you to search them by keyword or by browsing. When a database is created, the producers must establish limits for its content. For many databases, the choices are fairly obvious such as including all numbers from one location in a phonebook or including all items in a collection in a library's collection. Database limits are set on varying criteria, some of which are:
- type of publication
It is important to know what a database covers so you can decide if it will suit your needs. For instance, a library search box will include some BUT not all of the journal articles in the Library's collection. Therefore, a library may have an article you need BUT you may need to access it by searching for the journal title.
Other factors to be aware of include:
Being aware of content will be important for every database you use.
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