A library database is an online collection of information that has been fact-checked and edited, and is considered creditable fact (or noteworthy opinion, in the case of reviews & opinion pieces). Libraries pay for databases so that you can use them for free.
Since the facts are more reliable, a database can be a quicker way to get information you actually need than the web. Library databases are online, easy to search and updated often.
Library databases help you do better research for homework, business, hobbies, and interests, including articles from newspapers, magazines, & encyclopedias, book reviews, consumer reports, genealogy, job skills and job search skills, language learning, legal information, repair information, science, scholarly peer-reviewed facts and discoveries, and lots more.