A unique combination of letters and numbers assigned to an item in a library’s collection. Items are put on shelves in a call number order.
A database of records (usually an online database or a card file) representing books, journals, media, government documents, and other materials held in a particular library or location. Online catalogs can usually be searched by various methods, such as author, title, subject, call number, or keyword.
It is an acronym of “Compact Disc Read-only memory,” which allows users to access and read information from a database imprinted on a compact disc. CD-ROMS are also used to store music, video, and other audio-visual media.
The desk or counter at the entrance to the library where materials are checked out or returned. Materials on Reserve print are stored here as well.
An entry for a book, a periodical or other item that contains all the information necessary to identify and locate the work. Some disciplines require writers to use a specific style such as APA Style, MLA Style, and Turabian.
An accumulation of library materials with common characteristics (for example, audiovisual materials, reference materials, etc.).
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