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How Databases and Search Engines Differ

Databases

  • Purchased by the library.
  • Content is reviewed and recommended by librarians.
  • Information is organized.
  • Information is stable.

Search Engines

  • Free to anyone with computer access.
  • No review standards with regard to content.
  • Information is not organized.
  • Information is not stable; locations and content continually change.

Databases

What is a database?

Why use a database?

What are some examples of databases?


Search engines

What is a search engine?

Why use a search engine?

What are some examples of a search engine?

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