Finding scientific information: Databases


Scientific publications are searched in databases. Database is

  • reference database or full-text database
  • monodisciplinary or multidisciplinary
  • article database or book database
  • national or international.

In the database each publication has its own record which contains the information of the publication and often the abstract also.

  • In the reference database only the words of the record can be searched for.
  • In the full-text database one can search for also from the contents of publications, in other words from the pages of books and from the PDF of articles.​

The user interface of the database can contain several databases from which one can search for simultaneously.

The database which concentrates on the discipline contains often books, papers, conference publications etc.