What is a database?
According to World Book: a database also called an electronic database, is a collection of data, or information, specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer.
A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia.
The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources.
NOTE: Databases are not “Internet" sources. One must login with their LAMC username & password to use databases.
To access the LAMC Databases you will need special credentials. Your student ID number and PIN will help you access the LAMC databases.
Access LAMC Databases
- Student ID Number
- PIN (Month and Date of Birth) - For example, if your birthday is January 7, then the PIN is 0107.