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Databases

A database is a large, regularly updatefile of digitized information (bibliographic records, abstracts, full-text documents, directory entries, images, statistics, etc.) related to a specific subject or field.  It consists of records of uniform format organized for ease and speed of search and retrieval. Content is created by the database producer (for example, the American Psychological Association), which usually publishes a print version (Psychological Abstracts) and leases the content to one or more database vendors that provide electronic access to the data online via the Internet (PsycINFO).

(Information provided by "Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science" by Joan M. Reitz)

E-Journals

An e-journal is a digital version of a print journal made available via the Web or other means of Internet access.  A journal is a periodical devoted to disseminating original research and commentary on current developments in a specific discipline, subdiscipline, or field of study. Journal articles are usually written by the person (or persons) who conducted the research. Longer than most magazine articles, they almost always include a bibliography or list of workcited at the end. In journals in the sciences and social sciences, an abstract usually precedes the text of the article, summarizing its content. Most scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.

In addition to the thousands of journals available through databases, the library also subscribes to many electronic journals individually. 

(Information provided by "Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science" by Joan M. Reitz)

Newspapers

A newspaper is a serial publication, usually printed on newsprint and issuedaily, on certain days of the week, or weekly, containing news, editorial comment, regular columns, letters to the editorcartoons, advertising, and other items of current and often local interest to a general readership

(Information provided by "Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science" by Joan M. Reitz)

Media

Media is a term for nonprint library materials such as films, musicslides, videorecordingsaudiorecordingsstill and moving pictures, etc.

(Information provided by "Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science" by Joan M. Reitz)

Mobile Apps

A mobile app is an application program designed to run on a handheld device, such as a smartphonetablet computer, or e-book reader

(Information provided by "Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science" by Joan M. Reitz)