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database

Computing a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose
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database

An organized collection of related data that is stored in a computer system and is accessed by means of a set of programs known as a database management system. A database may provide data that is available to all users of a computer system and may be shared by a number of different applications. Examples include ESA's EXOSAT Database and NASA's Astrophysics Data System.
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database

[′dad·ə‚bās]
(computer science)
A nonredundant collection of interrelated data items that can be shared and used by several different subsystems.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

database

(database)
One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, each of which contains the same set of fields where each field is a certain fixed width.

A database is one component of a database management system.

See also ANSI/SPARC Architecture, atomic, blob, data definition language, deductive database, distributed database, fourth generation language, functional database, object-oriented database, relational database.

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database

(hypertext)
A collection of nodes managed and stored in one place and all accessible via the same server. Links outside this are "external", and those inside are "internal".

On the World-Wide Web this is called a website.

database

(3)
All the facts and rules comprising a logic programming program.
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database

A set of related files that is created and managed by a database management system (DBMS). Today, most DBMSs can manage any form of data including text, images, sound and video. Database and file structures are always determined by the software. As far as the hardware is concerned, all data are simply "bits and bytes." See DBMS.


Data Are Bits and Bytes
To the hardware, data are nothing more than bits and bytes. The software determines the format of the data and how to handle it. To understand data and file structures, review the hierarchy and terms in this illustration.
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Another special feature of this full text database is the Document Table of Contents which offers a consistent means of locating information within the documents.
No Full Text Databases Bibliographic Databases 1 ABI/INFORMATION Complete Econlit 2 Academic Search Premier ISID 3 Business Source Premier Regional Business News 4 Cambridge University Press 5 Emerald Management Xtra 6 H W Wilson Omni File Full Text 7 J-STOR 8 Oxford University Press + Archive 9 Project Muse 10 Sage Journal Online 11 Science Direct 12 SIAM 13 Soc Index with full Text 14 Springer Link + Archives 15 Taylor and Francis Table III shows that almost 15 E-resources are available in full text and only 3 sources are bibliographic databases.
Publishers may continue to create their journals in issues and merely make each issue accessible on the World Wide Web to subscribers (or for free), individual articles can be separated from the journal issue and be made available in large full text databases that combine articles from many different journals, or authors may choose to post their scholarly work directly on e-print servers or their own Web page and forgo publishing in a journal altogether.
Wilson announced that its Art Full Text and Social Sciences Full Text databases are being enhanced with increased journal coverage, new treatment of key specialties, and broader international scope.