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Library databases are indexes that allow users to search for articles from various publications and/or periodicals (journals, newspapers, or magazines).
The information found in a database result consists of 3 parts: a citation, an abstract, and when it is available, the full-text of the article.
Citation- gives the publication information for the article or book chapter including author, title, periodical name, issue, date, and pages numbers.
Abstract -A brief summary of an article or book.
Full-text – a complete copy of the entire article.