Databases A-Z

Databases A-Z

So what is a database? It is a collection of data or information organized in a specific manner so that the information can be easily accessed. 

In the library it is referred to as an online collection of scholarly articles that you can search by using keywords. This short video will teach you the basics of searching an EBSCO database.


Students: Off-campus access is available with your library card number found on the back of your student ID card. When prompted for this number be sure to use a capital D and your digits with no spaces in between, for example D8692xxxxx.

If you need a library card number please fill out the application on the Library Card Application page.

To contact a reference librarian for help with research, call (309) 649-6603 or email, reference@src.edu.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​