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Library Lingo

This page lists common terms, acronyms, and phrases used by libraries and librarians.



A list of citations or suggested resources which appear at the end of a paper, article, chapter or book. There are also books entirely made up of bibliographies. These are usually a compilation of citations on a particular subject or by a particular author.

Boolean (searching)

Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms. The Boolean search operators are AND, OR, and NOT.

Book Review

An evaluation or discussion of a new book by a critic or journalist.


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