While searching a "library database" might sound intimidating, don't feel anxious. A library database often refers to an online collection of scholarly articles, case studies, periodicals, analyses of companies and businesses, and so much more! The library has access to many resources so that you can find what you need to complete your projects.
Another important fact is that you have access to these resources for free. The library pays for these resources, so that you can have get the information that you need. Information comes in various formats--images, full text articles, eBooks, maps, and building plans. You can find many resources to fit your projects.
Most (if not all) of you have used Google to search for information in the past. You probably think, "Google retrieves thousands of websites in a few seconds--how can that be a bad thing?" While Google appears to bring millions of websites to your fingertips in a few seconds, for college level research, library databases are the resources to use.
Library databases are better than Google in a number of ways:
The library catalog is a great tool that searches across many databases and collections. Just like for databases, in the catalog you can limit your search in order to get the right information for your projects. The catalog will find books (print or eBooks), articles, periodicals, films, and images.