database: provides a way of organizing information so that you can easily find what you are looking for.
Some types of databases are:
The index of a book is a print database. It allows you to go quickly to
a topic in the book. A phone book is another type of print database.
We usually think of searchable electronic indexes and catalogs when we
refer to databases. EBSCOhost and ProQuest are examples of electronic
databases. A database quickly looks for a subject or topic in periodicals.