Module 2: Search Strategies
Understanding Database Fields
In the library's catalog and databases, information is organized by using a record which represents the item in a computer database. Sometimes records include the actual item, like a full text article.
Records are made up of fields, which are specific parts of the record. For example, a driver's license is a record, with fields describing a person's name, address, height, and so on.
The database record below shows the fields that make up a record.