Definitions for "FirstSearch"
A collection of more than 60 databases from OCLC - some of which are available from other vendors as well just to add to the confusion. Some databases act as indexing services (BioAbs); some act as indexes to fulltext online material (Wilson Select); some provide directory information (AXCIOM Home - white pages telephone listings.)
An electronic information service offered by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) that locates records about books, articles, theses, films, computer software and other types of material. FirstSearch offers more than 40 reference databases. With the citation or abstract obtained through FirstSearch, users can request materials through interlibrary loan or purchase photocopies.
An online search service provided by a company called OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) which provides access to over sixty indexing, abstracting, and full-text databases covering a wide range of fields.