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Advanced Search Lets the user enter key words or terms into multiple search fields and frequently provides additional options to target search results.
APA Style A guide for preparing papers for the social and behavioral sciences, developed by the American Psychological Association. Stipulates the proper format for crediting sources as well as typing the document.
Articles Linker A tool to help users access the full text of an article.
Basic Search Lets the user enter key words or terms into a single search field.
Books Direct A free book requesting service available to online and remote NU students and faculty
Boolean Searching Uses the operators AND, OR, and NOT to tell a database (such as a periodical index, online catalog, or the Internet) how to combine words or phrases that relate to each other.
Call Number A unique combination of letters and numbers that identifies a specific item in the Library Catalog and gives its location
Catalog Records A bibliographic description of an item in the Library, which includes author, title, subject, headings, notes, and call number
Circstacks Location in the Library where books available for checkout are shelved
Circulation Desk The place in the Library where you check out, renew, and return library materials. You may also pay a fine, place a hold, or report an item missing from the shelves.
Citation A reference or footnote to a book, a journal, or another source that contains all the information necessary to identify and locate the work.
Collection All the materials owned by the Library.
Database A collection of information stored in electronic format that can be searched by a computer. Most of the Library's database are indexes to articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. Many of these databases contain full text articles.
Descriptor A world that describes the subject of an article or books. Descriptors are used in many computer database.
Document Delivery Library department that processes Books Direct, Journal Direct, and Interlibrary Loan requests.
Electronic Book An electronic version of a print book which is read online.
Electronic Resource A journal, magazine, newspaper, book, video, or other material accessible via an Internet connection.
Format Indicates whether item is available in hard copy, electronically, or both.
Full Text Refers to a computer article. PDF full text is a scanned copy of the print document. Images may or may not be included.
Hold A " hold" guarantees that a book checked out to another person will be saved for you when it is returned.
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