Bibliographic database

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Bibliographic databases are literature databases on a specific subject or topic and contain bibliographic information such as the author , title and year of publication of a work, sometimes also a short annotation . They are also known as a "referral database".

As part of the catalog enrichment (Engl. Catalog enrichment ) and tables of contents or movie images are partially added. In contrast to full text databases , the text of the work is not available in the database . Library catalogs and book trade directories , such as the directory of available books , are mostly bibliographic databases, but they contain a variety of topics.

Well-known bibliographic databases are VD 17 and MEDLINE as well as the journal database , WorldCat and the German National Bibliography . In the digital library , not only bibliographic databases (e.g. from libraries) can be queried via metasearch, but also full-text databases.

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