are databases which can assist in locating journal literature
without having to browse through print copies to find relevant
indexes include conference papers and book chapters. Indexes often
cover specialist areas, and rarely include full text, although
sometimes link to databases which do have a full text component.
search will return a list of results, or records. In most cases, the
records retrieved from a search will only show a citation. That is,
author of the article
title of the article
journal publication in which you can find it
indexes also include an abstract, or short summary of the article.