Databases are searchable containers of things like ebooks, magazines, journals, videos, and audios, but not webpages (which you search on the open web). Databases are owned by a few different companies, and the library pays for access to make relevant sources available for your research. The sources in the databases are rarely available for free on the open web.
When doing research in anthropology and archaeology, we recommend these options:
Note: government statistics are free and publicly available, however, many other kinds of statistics require access through library subscription databases.
The databases below are a good starting point to find articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals. Looking for statistics embedded within these articles can be helpful. Search a keyword or two for your topic. For example, "obesity." Then combine your keyword search with a subject search ("SU Subject Term" ) for statistics.