Here are some terms to remember. Understanding these terms will help you use the library successfully.
Abstract: a brief summary of an article or a chapter in a book.
Article refers to a publication in a journal, magazine or newspaper.
Bibliography: a list of books or journal articles you used to write your paper.
Call number: It is the address of a book on the shelf. Often, it is a combination of letters and numbers. In our library, the call number for a book starts with letters and ends with a combination of letters and numbers.
Catalogue: a library database where you search for books and articles.
Citation: complete information of a book or an article such as author name, title, publisher, published location, dates, page number, volume etc.
Database: a collection of information that can be searched by a computer. In the library, there are article databases such as Academic Search Complete and book databases such as our library catalogue.
Due date: the date by which you must return any library material you have borrowed using your campus card..
Journal: a publication, issued on a regular basis, that contains scholarly research published as articles, papers, research reports, or technical reports.
Loan period: the length of time library materials may be borrowed.
Periodical: examples are Journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Reserves: materials set aside by professors for required reading. These items have a limited loan period.
Stacks: shelves in the library where materials are stored. Books in the stacks are normally arranged by call number and can be borrowed using your campus card.