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Library Lingo

library terms

Barcode a number and code that identifies a specific book
Boolean operators "and," or," or "not" used in keyword searching to broaden, narrow, or limit a search
Call number identification code assigned to a library book; at NHHS , the Dewey Decimal System
Catalog organized collection of all the materials held by the library available through Destiny
Citation standardized description of an item containing sufficient information necessary to locate the item
Citation style standardized system for citing materials used when writing books or papers: APA, MLA, CMOS
Plagiarism passing off another person's words, ideas, or research as one's own
Database an organized collection of information not always available on the Web such as Academic Search Premier
Keywords significant words that appear anywhere in the bibliographic record for an item
Peer-reviewed articles evaluated by several researchers or subject specialists prior to accepting it for publication
Journal a professional or academic periodical containing scholarly articles, reports, research, papers
Annotation a short description or evaluation of a document
Abstract a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech
Created by: hdevenney