A carefully designed database with clean, normalized data is a powerful tool. Create a database by uploading or building a table, copy tables, define fields, specify data type and indexing, and begin work.
A database is a container for data. If there is a large amount of data, long strings of information in the fields, many people will be working on it, and/or data needs to be combined with other data, a database is the best tool to use. Databases can be flat or relational. A flat database is like a spreadsheet. An example is COUNTER Journal 1 data. If I wanted to find the usage of a particular journal, all platforms, I would ask for the ...