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Library Terms

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  • Magazine
  • A periodical containing popular interest or trade articles, which is usually written and illustrated in a less scholarly manner than a journal.
  • Media
  • The term used to describe materials such as video and music.
  • Microfiche
  • A small card-shaped sheet of photographic film used to store miniaturized text and/or images. See also Microforms.
  • Microfilm
  • A continuous roll of photographic film used to store miniaturized text and/or images. See also Microforms.
  • Microforms
  • A reduced sized photographic reproduction of printed information on reel to reel film (microfilm) of film card (microfiche) or opaque pages that can be read with a microform reader/printer.
  • MLA style
  • A set of rules and guidelines for citing references as well preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication from the Modern Languages Association. These rules are detailed in the MLA Handbook and Mla Style Manual (the most recent versions are available at the Reference Desk).
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