Database: "a large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by computer)".
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th ed.
Database "collections" are usually Subject/Topic specific
Databases usually contain a variety of resource types about each topic such as:
academic journal articles
Databases usually also provide e-tools such as e-mail and citation support!
To access these periodical databases from home, you will need the LSA database passwords. If you forgot the passwords, they are available on the EDLINE Library Resources page. Log into EDLINE; Go to "My Edline"; Under your classes you will see the link for "Library Resources".
To get to EDLINE, click here.