Words we use that you may not be familiar with:

 

Bibliography

A list (usually at the end of a piece of academic work) of materials which you have consulted or read

CampusRoam

A wireless internet service which allows you to use your laptop anywhere within the
University of Bolton

Catalogue

Our electronic database of all the materials (books, journals, DVDs etc.) held in the Library

Class(ification) Number

The number assigned to an item to tell you where to find it on the shelves

Crib sheet

An A4 sheet giving basic information to help you get started with an activity or process

Dewey Decimal Classification

How the books in the library are arranged on the shelves (each subject area is given a number)

Electronic Resources

Books and journals which are not available in print, but can be accessed via a PC

Filing Letters

The three letter code after a class number. This represents the first three letters of the author's name, or the first three letters of the title

ID Card

Your University ID card, which is also your Library Card

Inter Library Loan

If there is a book or journal which we do not have in our library, we can obtain it from somewhere else for you

Issuing

Borrowing a book from the library

Journal

Publication containing articles (usually of an academic nature) – sometimes called a periodical

OPAC

The online library catalogue (Online Public Access Catalogue)

Electronic Resources Login

Point at which you will be asked to verify your identity allowing you to access to electronic resources both from inside and outside the university

Password

A sequence of numbers/letters used in conjunction with your username to allow you access to the computer network

Periodical

Publication containing articles (usually of an academic nature) – sometimes called a journal

Print Quota

The amount of money you have available for printing from the computers and
photocopiers

Reservation

The process which allows you to request a book you want when all the copies are out on loan

Self Issue Machine

The machine which allows you to borrow, renew and return your library books without any help from the library staff

Username

The unique set of letters and numbers which, when used in conjunction with your password, allows you access to the computer network