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Library Terms

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  • Edition
  • The total number of copies of a book, newspaper, etc., issued at one time.
  • Encyclopedia
  • A reference tool containing articles about persons, places or things. General encyclopedias address a wide range of topics (e.g.: Encyclopedia Britannica), whereas subject specific encyclopedias are more specialized (e.g.: Encyclopedia of Mythology).
  • Entry
  • An item entered in a list, a reference book, the record of a book in a catalog that describes the item and gives its location.
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