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Reading and Research Vocab.3

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Keyword Search
A significant word or words from a title or subject used to find reliable information.
MLA
Modern Language Association. Rules used in creating research papers.
PDF
Portable Document Format. This is a format created by Adobe software that creates images of documents that can be posted on the WWW.
Peer Reviewed
When articles in journals, books, or websites are reviewed by experts to check for accuracy.
OPAC
Online Public Access Catalog.A computerized listing of all materials in the library. (Replaces the traditional card catalog.)
Periodicals
Publications printed in regular intervals. Examples: Magazines, Newspapers, Journals
Periodical Database
A computerized database that searches magazines and journals.
Primary Source Documents
Documents providing original research or documentation.
Bias
Indicates the degree of partiality or favoritism of an author or source.
Remote Access
Access to electronic resources via the Internet. This allows usage outside of the building.
Search Engine
Computer program used to locate information on the World Wide Web. Not a website!!
Thesaurus
A book of words and their synonyms.
URL
The address of a site on the World Wide Web. Uniform Resource Locator
World Wide Web
A part of the Internet accessed using browser software and containing documents often connected by hyperlinks.
Citation
information which fully identifies a publication or source.
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