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What is a database?

What is a database?

A database is an organised collection of data, which can be facts, statistics and information. What goes into a database is determined by its purpose, subject, and the potential users of the database. What you get out of a database is determined by the way you use it. This introduction is about understanding databases and how you can make the most of using them.

Introduction to Databases

This is an introduction to the components of databases that are available at the university. Click on the interactive PowerPoint (with a quiz) to download and open it. The PowerPoint has audio, so you may need to adjust your volume.

Transcript of PowerPoint

This PDF is the transcript for the Introduction to Databases tutorial.

A to Z Resources for Your Subject Area

Key Databases

Key Subject Resources

Accessing library resources from home

To connect to library resources such as databases and journals you will need to use the University’s VPN service called Globalprotect. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device? 

To learn more about SPIE, view the video     or view the User Guide (pdf)

To see more databases go to the Databases and Tutorials tab

New Resources:
 
Library Services now offers all our users access to Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)  and Henry Stewart Talks (https://hstalks.com/ )  Here is a short clip from one of the videos  on nanomedicines    Check out the Institute of Physics  which works to advance physics education, research and application.
 

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