A.L.A. glossary of library terms, with a selection of terms in related fields
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A.L.A. glossary of library terms, with a selection of terms in related fields by American Library Association. Editorial Committee. Subcommittee on Library Terminology

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Published by American library association in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

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  • Library science -- Dictionaries

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Edition Notes

GenreDictionaries
ContributionsThompson, Elizabeth H. 1885-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ1006 A5
The Physical Object
Pagination159;1p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17191620M

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  D. Database A system that organizes and arranges data into fields and provides the means to sort, group, and retrieve information from those fields. In the library, a database is an electronic index that contains information about articles, books, reference sources, and/or images. Most databases can be searched by fields like author, title of article and publication, and date. Reserves are course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through the UC San Diego Library. Items that may be on reserve for a class include images, audio files, journal articles, videos, book chapters, course readers, etc. Restrictions on use of reserve materials vary.   Words such as AND, OR, and NOT that are used to combine search terms to broaden or narrow the results of a keyword search. Combining terms using operators is sometimes called Boolean searching. Record. A collection of related data, arranged in fields and treated as a unit. The data for each article in an online database makes up a record. Words such as AND, OR, and NOT that are used to combine search terms to broaden or narrow the results of a keyword search. Combining terms using operators is sometimes called Boolean searching. Record A collection of related data, arranged in fields and treated as a unit. The data for each article in an online database makes up a record.

Featuring thousands of revised and brand new entries, the fourth edition of ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science presents a thorough yet concise guide to the specific words that describe the materials, processes and systems relevant to the field of librarianship. A panel of experts from across the LIS world have thoroughly updated. Common Library Terms and Definitions E-Book - also called electronic book. Located on the third floor of the library and includes material related to the history of Mercer University and Tift College, records of Baptist churches in Georgia, and rare books, among other items.   Bibliography: "A list containing citations to the resources used in writing a research paper or other document." See also: Reference. Book: "A relatively lengthy work, often on a single topic. May be print or electronic." Book stacks: "Shelves in the library where materials—typically books—are stored. Books in the book stacks are normally arranged by call number. Library Catalog. A database that provides the citations and locations of all materials (e.g. books, periodicals, movies) in a library or group of libraries. Most library catalogs are online and users can search the library materials by keyword, author's name, title, or subject heading.