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Vector-space model is one of the most popular information retrieval models and it has been successfully implemented in retrieving many textual document collections. However, not many vector-space implementations employed open source technology. This paper discusses the integration of Oracle 10g Express edition database and Java language in realizing the development of an online document retrieval system for an Archive and Museum Unit in a public university. The retrieval system is tested on thirty publication documents and natural language queries entered managed to retrieve and ranked the documents successfully.