a large compilation of information (data) organized into tables and fields, with relationships built into the database in order for the user to enter and retrieve information without duplicating data. A database is composed of organized data stored in a computer for use. An organized collection of related information.
Generally, data or information that is entered into a computer program and organized by fields. The catalog is a database with separately-searchable fields for authors, titles, subject headings, etc. The Libraries subscribe to many databases that index journal articles and even provide full text articles. They are available in the middle of the IRIS homepage.