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article
a report of scientific findings usually forming an independent part of a journal
citation
descriptive information associated with a specific journal article that may include the names of authors, article title, journal title, volume and issue number of the journal, and page number
abstract
a summary of points in a journal article
journal
a collection of articles published with a fixed interval between the issues or numbers
index/database
a searchable collection of citations and abstracts associated with journal articles
keyword searching
a method of locating articles in an index by matching search terms with words that appear in the citation or abstract of an article
Boolean logic
using AND, OR, and NOT to explain a relationship between search terms
truncation
replacing one or more letters at the end of a search term with an asterisk in order to retrieve multiple forms of a word
nesting
grouping search terms together in parentheses wiht a Boolean operator (AND, OR, or NOT) to search them as one term.
IULink
a button found next to a citation in many of Indiana University's journal indexes that displays options for retrieving the article associated with the citation
IUCAT
a searchable collection of titles associated with books, journals, and other formats; provides no book or journal content
ALF(Auxiliary Library Facility)
an off-campus building that stores some of IU's book and journal collections; books and journals may be requested for delivery via an online form
ILL (Interlibrary Loan)
a service that allows users to request books or journal articles which are not available in the IU library system via an online form