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AUTHORITY RECORDS
Records in a bibliographic database that verify the accuracy of a personal or corporate name, the uniform title of a work, subject headings and other important cataloging information.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA
All the pertinent information that defines a specific book, including author, title, edition or volume, publisher, publication date, format, ISBN and price.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC VERIFICATION
Consists of two steps: searching to establish the existence of a particular item and searching to determine whether the library needs to order the item.
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
AND, OR, NOT.
BOOLEAN SEARCHING
A form of searching that uses Boolean operators.
ILS
Integrated Library System. A system in which components or modules work together to perform library functions, such as ordering, receiving, claiming, cataloging, online public access catalog, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and world wide web and database access, providing on-site as well as remote use to patrons and library staff.
IN-PROCESS FILE
Represents items on order, items received but not yet sent to cataloging, and items in the cataloging department. Should be searched to avoid duplication in ordering.
NESTING
In Boolean searching, the use of sets of parentheses to embed a logical operation within another logical operation to indicate the sequence in which the logical commands are to be executed.
PRE-ORDER SEARCHING
Work done by a bibliographic searcher prior to ordering an item.
PROXIMITY INDICATORS
Used in search statements to specify that a record will be retrieved only if the keywords typed as search terms appear within a designated number of words of each other or within the same sentence or paragraph.
SEARCH STATEMENT
In information retrieval, an information need or query entered as input in a form acceptable to the search software used by the retrieval system.
SEARCH STRATEGY
A systematic plan for conducting a search.
SEARCH STRING
refers to a string of words or a phrase that is used to search and locate or retrieve a specific piece of information contained in a database or a set of documents
SEARCH TERM
A word or phrase representing one of the main concepts in a research topic, used alone or in combination with other terms in a search statement, to query an online catalog, bibliographic database, or search engine and retrieve relevant information.
STANDING ORDER FILE
Represents items that will arrive automatically from a supplier. Should be searched to avoid duplication in ordering.
TRUNCATION
The dropping of characters and the addition of a symbol at the end, beginning, or within a word in a keyword search to retrieve variant forms of the word.
VERIFIED REQUEST FILE
Represents items that have already been searched and will be ordered, but have not yet been ordered. Should be searched to avoid duplication in ordering.