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The call number identifies the location of an item on the library shelves. It is usually located on the spine of the item. Different parts of the call number mean different things. Be sure to correctly note the complete call number, including any spaces, when searching for items on the shelf.
The catalogue is a database of library holdings both print and electronic. Each catalogue entry contains bibliographic information (author, title, publisher etc) for the item listed as well as location and hypertext link if item is electronic.
CD-ROM - Compact-Disc Read-Only Memory:
A medium for storing information. CD-ROMs are often interactive.
Any library materials that can be borrowed from the Library. Some materials do not circulate; i.e., journals and reference items.
A listing of all information necessary to identify an information resource.
Citation information for a book includes title, author, publisher, date of publication, place of publication.
Citation information for a journal article includes title of article, title of journal it is published in, author, date, volume and issue number of journal, page numbers of article.
When using citations in essays, you may be required by your School to follow a particular style
Published proceedings of a conference, usually copies of papers that were presented and transcripts of group and panel discussions.
Each campus Library has a reserve collection which is a mix of print and electronic resources. It consists of materials that lecturers set aside for the students undertaking a particular unit to read. Reserve materials can be books, articles, DVDs or videotapes. These items may be borrowed for 2 hour loan or overnight loan one hour before closing. There are also e-reserve items which are accessible online via the catalogue.
See Also:: Electronic Reserve
The most recent issues of a journal or magazine, often published during the last year.
Special collections at Bankstown and Ward libraries. They contain materials that support teaching programs. They contain material such as picture books, kits, teenage novels and games.