Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018     Views: 23

A record or detailed record includes information about a resource. Information a record includes can depend on what type of information (book, journal, article, video, etc.) is being described. Common information found in a record includes:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Journal Title (if applicable)
  • Item/Document Type
  • Subject Terms
  • Summary/Abstract 
  • Contents

Example of a detailed record in Multi-Search:

screenshot of an article record in an EBSCO databases

In the Online Library Catalog a record displays details about each title and its availability. Example of a detailed record in the Online Library Catalog:

Screenshot of a book record in the online library catalog

Example of a detailed record in Ebook Central:

ebook central record example

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