The purpose of this guide is to highlight various resources available at the UMass Lowell Library.
A database is a general term for any structured file of records that you can search. Our catalog is a database of records for our books, scores, music recordings, videos and DVDs, etc.
A journal index is a database of records for articles published in journals, magazines, and often newspapers. With most journal indexes there are brief summaries of the article called abstracts. All databases have search engines, that is, software that enables you to search and retrieve items. Searching a database gives you list of citations that describe the item.
A journal citation contains the basic information needed to identify and find a journal article. This is the same information you will need in typing up the list of articles (references) you use to write your paper.
Secret History Of Lead. (use of leaded gasoline) Jamie Lincoln Kitman.
"The Nation" March 20, 2000 v.270 i 11 p 11
Full-text is a term that means that the content of an article is available online, not just a citation.
The Secret History Of Lead. (use of leaded gasoline). Jamie Lincoln Kitman.
The Nation March 20, 2000 v270 i11 p11.
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Full text can come in a variety of formats.
Consult the recommended style sheet to see how to reference online articles.