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Introduction

A database is a collection of related information about a setof persons or objects. Traditionally, databases were manual paper-based systems. For example, the Yellow Pages telephone directory is a database of companies’ names, addresses and telephone numbers, organised in business categories.


A database management system (DBMS) is a software package which is used to create, manipulate and present data from electronic databases.

Example of DBMSs include Microsoft Access and Filemaker Pro.

A database is a program run on a computer to store information.  The information stored in a database could be about people, for example personal details of members of a sports club; or the information could be about cars for sale in a garage; or books owned by a library.

Today’s database systems provide access to enormous volumes of information.  These range from storing friends’ names and addresses on your home computer, to customised databases tailored to specific needs which can communicate with other databases throughout the world. 

All of these database systems have one thing in common; they store information in a format that allows quick and easy retrieval of information.  To be useful, information must be organised in an ordered fashion, for example alphabetically. 

As well as libraries, databases are used in businesses, government departments, colleges, hospitals, mail order companies, banks and building societies and holiday companies.


 

 



 

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