is a brief summary of an article
citation is information
that identifies an article or
book. In general, an article citation
includes the author, title of
the article, title of periodical,
volume, page(s), and date; a book
citation usually includes the
author, title, publisher, and
date. (See Citing/
Documenting Sources or refer
to a print style manual for more
is information about a person.
operators such as "AND",
"OR", or "NOT" are used when
searching databases. They combine
search terms in order to narrow
or expand the search results.
Use AND to narrow the search
by linking terms together (sleep
AND students). Use OR to broaden
a concept by including more
terms to describe it (teens
OR young adults OR youth). Use
NOT to eliminate terms that
you do not want in your search
are issues or volumes
of journals or magazines that
are sewn together under one
hard cover. They are shelved
according to call numbers in
the Periodicals area.
numbers are unique combinations
of numbers and letters that
identify the book (or other
library material) and its place
on the shelf relative to other
books. more info...
(Compact Disc - Read Only Memory)
is a technology for putting information,
such as periodical indexes and abstracts,
on a small disc so it can be accessed
by a computer.
- See "Bibliographic
(desk)is the library department
that checks out and reshelves materials,
and handles overdue fines. more
is a resource of organized information,
CD-ROM or online, that includes
indexes and citations but may also
include abstracts and full text.
Examples of periodical databases
include Academic Source Premier,
Business Source Premier and ERIC;
examples of ebook databases are
NetLibrary and ebrary. Note: EBSCOhost
is not a database but part of EBSCO
Information Service, which develops,
produces and provides research databases,
(ERC), located on the 4th
floor of the LRC, houses the library
computers that have access to ORU’s
databases and the Internet.
text, which may be used in
conjunction with "database,"
title) or "article," identifies
that the entire article is online.
In reference to full text databases,
although the majority of the articles
in the database are available in
full text, some are indexed only.
refers to the useful features
and behaviors that a computer program
or application, such as a database.
It answers the question, "What
does it do?"
is a reference source that lists
citations to articles on a particular
topic, name, place, etc. An index
list provides bibliographical information
on selected subjects, or topics,
under various search categories
such as author, title, and keyword.
refers to the way data is input
and how information is displayed
on the computer monitor.
loan is a library service
(department) that gets materials
from other libraries. more
info... | Key
(Internet Public Access Catalog)
is the computer card catalog that
enables you to locate books and
other materials in the Learning
is a publication that contains scholarly
articles with bibliographies written
by experts concerning research in
professional and academic fields.
Examples: Journal of Sociology
and Social Welfare, Asbury
Theological Journal, Nonprofit
Management and Leadership, and
Shakespeare Quarterly. Not
all scholarly journals contain the
word "journal" in the
journals list, or A to Z Journals List, is an ORU database
that contains all ORU periodical titles--journals, magazines, newspapers, trade publications--with links to online full text titles
and a link to the ORU library catalog
for those titles that are available
in microform, CD-ROM, and/or print
is a periodical that contains articles
of interest to the public. Magazines
usually have colorful covers, many
pictures, and contain advertising.
Usually there is no bibliography.
Examples: Newsweek, Nature,
Consumer Reports, Money,
Modern Bride, and Time.
Some periodicals that have the word
"journal" in the title
are not scholarly journals. For
example, The Wall Street Journal.
is the same thing as microfilm,
but instead of being a long strip
of film on a spool, microfiche is
a sheet of plastic film about 4
by 6 inches in size.
is a strip of film that is wound
on a spool and contains magazine
articles or other material reduced
in size. The print is too small
to see without the aid of one of
the projectors in the periodicals
room on the fourth floor.
is the general term for any kind
of information that is reduced in
size and put on a form of plastic
reviewed means experts in
the field evaluated the validity
of an article before publication.
is the generic name for a "periodic"
publication such as newspaper, journal,
area is located on the fourth
floor, LRC. This area houses magazines,
professional journals, newspapers,
electronic resources for periodical
indexes, Internet, and full text
articles on CD-ROM or on-line.
refers to journals or articles that
are peer reviewed.
books are books that cannot
be checked out of the library, but
you are welcome to use them while
in the library. They are kept in
the Reference Room on the fourth
refers to the availability
of many of ORU's electronic resources
via the Internet to off campus ORU
students, faculty, and staff. Information
on remote access is available at
the Reference Desk. more
materials are materials that
professors choose to set aside to
ensure the entire class has access
to them. Students can use reserve
materials in the library or check
them out for a short time, such
as for two hours or maybe overnight.
Reserve materials are located at
the Circulation Desk. (Books are
put on reserve so that everyone
in a class does not have to buy
the books and so that one person
will not check out the book for
the normal two-week period, thus
keeping anyone else from using the
refers to a special search symbol
used at the end of a word in order
to retrieve all possible endings of
that word. A common truncation symbol
is the asterisk (*). For example,
searching "evangel*" retrieves the
words evangel, evangelists, evangelism,
evangelical, evangelized, etc. Additional
information about truncation can be
found in the Help section of the database
you are searching.