Databases are great resources for homework help (Learning Express Library and Explora for High School), deciding a career path (Learning Express Library again!), research projects (EBSCO and Academic Search Complete), accessing more ebooks (ProQuest ebook Central), exploring your genealogy (Heritage Quest), finding legal forms/documents (Gale Legal Forms), and more.
Why you should use databases
"Why do I need to go the extra steps to get to a database when there's Google?!"
Database are like Google, but because you can't trust everything on the internet, you can't trust everything that Google tells you.
With databases, you don't have to worry about whether you can trust the information. It is trustworthy. Period, end of sentence.