A computer file that contains records describing and guiding one to the location of books or other documents.
a database which contains information pertaining to publications such as books, periodical articles, essays, and government documents
This type of database contains records of documents or publications which can be searched by author, subject, title or other search terms. Information retrieved generally includes a full citation and might also include an abstract, but would not include the full text of the document (see full text database). See also Database.