Searching on the Internet can bring back hundreds of thousands of "hits" that may or may not be related to your search. In addition, the majority of search results are often unreliable; meaning, they are not authored by credible sources, peer reviewed, or backed by research. With databases, you are able to search specific subjects which will provide you with a manageable amount of "hits." Databases deal only with information that has been published and the majority of the articles are peer-reviewed. In addition, results from Internet searches may ask you to pay to retrieve that information. Databases from the library are free and provide access to full-text articles.