In the library context, a database generally refers to a set of organised information or data that is searchable and is usually collated based on topics, subjects/disciplines or geographical regions. They are specialised search tools that find discipline-based, multidisciplinary and scholarly information. Full-text journal databases like JSTOR allows you to find scholarly publications which have undergone the process of peer review.
The ANU Library has some helpful research tips to help you quickly find quality resources for your assignments.
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