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Glossary of Library Terms

Glossary of Library Terms

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There are currently 6 Terminology in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lawfully Made
A term used to describe materials that are created in accordance with copyright law.  Items used with educational exemptions must be lawfully made; for instance, it is not legal to show a pirated copy of a film to a class. 

LC Classification
See the entry for Library of Congress Classification.

Library of Congress Classification
A classification for library items that is used in the Library of Congress and many other libraries.  Library of Congress call numbers typically have one or two letters followed by whole numbers and decimal numbers.  The Library of Congress section of the Library is located on the ground floor (basement). For more information, see the Library of Congress Classification System guide.

An option in many databases that allows users to restrict search results by criteria not related to the subject.  Common limiters include language, date, and format.  Since limit options vary by database, check the Help screen or ask a librarian.

The Library's link resolver, which is a tool that links you from an article citation to the full-text. See the entry for citation. Look for the LinkSource icon in the Library's databases:

LIS Glossary
Glossary of Library & Information Science is a glossary of terms and acronyms of librarianship, library science, information science, information technology, and knowledge organization & management. Consider the glossary as a free Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science.
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