Database

A Database is a collection of information that is organized into records. Academic Search Premier and the Library Catalog are examples of databases.

A Record contains a set of descriptive information for an item in a database. For example, in Academic Search Premier each article citation has its own record.

A Field is a type of information in a record. For example, each record in the Library Catalog consists of numerous fields such as call number, title, author, description, and subject.

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