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Nursing 201 - Tower-Gilchrist - Fall 2021

Library Terminology

 

The following is a list of common terms you may come across when interacting with library resources and services. Use this information to familiarize yourself with each of these terms.

  Call Number – An alphanumeric character assigned to each book based on its subject so that books can be easily found on the shelves; Oxford College uses the Dewey Decimal system.


  Catalog – The tool that allows you to search for books and other items at Emory’s Libraries. Our catalog is called discoverE.


  Information Desk (Info Desk) – The Info Desk is where you can check out books and other materials, renew books, borrow reserve items, and ask questions or get research help.


  Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – A free service that allows you to borrow books and other items from libraries around the world.


  Research Consultation – One-on-one appointments with a librarian generally lasting about 30 minutes; these appointments are more in-depth than the usual questions asked at the Info Desk and can cover a variety of topics such as how to get started developing a topic, how to use a particular database, and more.


  Research Guide – The best resources on a subject or class topic to help you with your research.


  Stacks – The shelves where the books are located on the first and second floor.