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A summary of an item, usually an article on a database. An abstract is often only a paragraph in length, and is useful for deciding whether an item is relevant to your research topic and if the full-text of the article needs to be located.
An abbreviation formed from the first letters of a series of words. Eg. UWS stands for University of Western Sydney.
An annually published calendar of facts, data, statistics and other reference information on a certain subject area or thing. For example, an almanac can contain useful information about countries such as language, currency, population, history and politics.
Other possible term.
A brief overview of an information resource. Citation information is listed, followed by an evaluation of the item by the researcher. Annotations should include a description, critical analysis, and a summary (abstract) of the item. Annotations (or an annotated bibliography) are sometimes required as part of a research assignment. While abstracts are written by the author or publisher, annotations are usually written by the student or researcher themselves.
A yearly document published by companies and organisations in which they report on their performance over the past financial year and make projections about their business for the year ahead.
An archive stores documents and files, both hardcopy and electronic, to be retrieved later. Items are archived if they have some long-term value such as historical or legal importance.
Writing on a specific topic or subject found in a journal, magazine or newspaper
Audio-visual (AV) materials:
Items published in non-print format. The Library has AV items such as music compact discs, video cassettes, audio tapes and DVD's in its collections.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):
National government organization that collects, analyses and makes available in reports, tables and other formats statistical data on all facets of Australian life and society, including census material.