Demonstrates the typical structure of a database record describing a journal article.

From: 2.4.2 Databases
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An example database record from the database Academic Search Elite

Bibliographic details, which are needed when referencing, are listed first

Article Title



Journal Title

Volume and Issue

And page numbers

Other parts of the record describe what the article is about.

This will help you decide whether the article is relevant or not

Subject terms

Author keywords

And the abstract

Some details in the record will help you establish the authority of the source

Author affiliations

And the publisher

Most articles have a DOI  - a unique identification number

This is also needed when referencing