Sure, you do use a browser and the Internet to connect to a database.
But the content of a database is not part of the "open web."
Databases are value-added products that are sold by subscription. Luckily for researchers, many libraries subscribe to databases. You should check with your local public library to see which databases they subscribe to!
Your key to reviewing the information in online databases is your student ID number (for the JFKU Libraries' databases) or your library card (for other libraries' databases).