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dataElectronic Databases

An electronic database is a collection of information organized so that a computer can quickly access requested data. Like a traditional file cabinet, databases are organized by fields, records, and files. A wide range of tools allow users to browse or search the contents of electronic databases.

To learn more about electronic databases, go to the external resource: Electronic Database for Children and Young Adults.

The following examples demonstrates how electronic databases facilitate the learning experiences of the student information scientist.

National Forest Debate

teen Through Inspire and the state of Indiana, the learning laboratory has access to Gale's Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center database (click the example screen below to enlarge). This resource provides articles on different perspectives related to current issues. For example, Cody is interested in different views on logging and the lumber industry in national forests.

opposing views

Explore Cody's investigation for more detail.

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