A library database is an online resource that the library subscribes to that contains articles and information from print sources such as magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference books. Library database is searchable.
Types of material found using library databases are:
Articles from Journals and Magazines
Library databases typically provide citation information about the items they index. A citation most often consists of:
Title of Article
Source (Title of Publication)
Date of Publication
Some library databases provide abstracts of the items they index. Abstracts are summaries provided by the author or database publisher.
Some library databases provide the full text (entire article) of the items they index.