EJBib - Glossary of Terms
Overview of the
various data elements in each bibliographic entry:
Name of Article
Contains the name of an article within a journal.
Title of Book/Report/Periodical/Video
Contains the document name of a book, government report, video, database,
or journal. All documents have a title.
Contains the English-language translation of non-English-language titles
Contains the name(s) of the creator(s) of the document.
A check in this field indicates that the publication has more than three
authors. In a bibliography, only the name of the first author will be
Contains the name(s) of the person(s) responsible for the overall content
of the publication but who is not the creator of the content. In general,
an editor compiles a publication of multiple documents created by multiple
authors. However, occasionally, an editor also may be one of the authors
of one document among the many compiled in the publication
Contains the name of the creator of a document when the creator is an
entity, not an individual person or persons. The creator may be a government
agency, university, corporation, or organization.
Contains the name of the company or agency that is responsible for the
printing and distribution of the document.
Lists the topic headings that describe the content of the
Contains additional information about the document, such as: a specialized
number assigned to the document, the source of funding for the document,
or whether the full-text of the document is available on the Internet.
Record # of #
Displays the location of the record within the database.
Type [of Publication]
Used by the database to ensure the proper bibliographic citation is generated
for the type of document cited. All documents will have a type of publication.
Displays the date the document was published. This field combines data
from three separate data fields, two of which can be searched:
Contains the day the document was written or published.
the month the document was written or published. In some cases, the month
will appear as a season or multiple months. This occurs when a journal
publishes on a schedule other than monthly.
Contains the year the document was written or published. All documents
have a year.
Contains the volume number assigned by the publisher. In general, the
first year of a journal publication is Volume No. [1, I, or One]. Each
subsequent year is a new number. However, some journals use different
volume numbering systems. Each volume of a multi-volume book will have
a unique volume number.
Contains the issue number assigned by the journal publisher. In general,
the first issue of a year will be Issue No. [1, I, or One], where each
subsequent journal or magazine issued within the year is given a new number.
However, some journals use different numbering systems.
Contains either the number of the first page (i.e., 271) within a journal or book on
which an article begins or a range of pages (i.e., 271-313) for the full
Contains the number assigned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
to the document.
Contains a number assigned by an organization or publisher other than
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Contains a short summary of the document.
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