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Databases


  • Electronic systems that allow data to be easily accessed, manipulated, and updated. For collections of similar or related data that are usually assembled as a matter of record or for research see [Data sets.]
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    • Databases
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    • Data banks
    • Data bases
    • Databanks
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    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, Aug. 1, 2014(databases. UF data bases; databanks. Structured sets of data held in computer storage, especially those that incorporate software to make them accessible in a variety of ways. A database is used to store, query, and retrieve information, typically comprising a logical collection of interrelated information that is managed as a unit, stored in machine-readable form, and organized and structured as records that are presented in a standardized format in order to allow rapid search and retrieval by a computer.)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, Aug. 1, 2014(database: A large, regularly updated file of digitized information (bibliographic records, abstracts, full-text documents, directory entries, images, statistics, etc.) related to a specific subject or field, consisting of records of uniform format organized for ease and speed of search and retrieval and managed with the aid of database management system (DBMS) software. Compare with data bank; data bank: Sometimes used synonymously with database, the term applies more specifically to a collection of nonbibliographic data, usually numeric (example: Child Trends DataBank).)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 37 (databank: repository of data accessible by many users)
    • found: Techopedia, viewed March 18, 2019(A database (DB), in the most general sense, is an organized collection of data. More specifically, a database is an electronic system that allows data to be easily accessed, manipulated and updated. In other words, a database is used by an organization as a method of storing, managing and retrieving information)
  • General Notes

    • Electronic systems that allow data to be easily accessed, manipulated, and updated. For collections of similar or related data that are usually assembled as a matter of record or for research see [Data sets.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Data sets]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2019-04-09: revised
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