Question:
What is the difference between a database and a website?
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2018     Views: 1

Answer:

Databases

  • Paid for by the library. Librarians have looked at the contents and deemed it a good source of information.
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, experts in the field
  • Information is verified by experts.

Websites

  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often not verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched for in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye! 

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