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ESL 131A - Baxter (Scientists & Inventors): Vocabulary

General Vocabulary

Check-Out:  The term used to describe the process of borrowing items from the library.  Checkout items at the Check Out Desk.  Materials that you can check-out, include; laptops, group study room keys, and reserve textbooks.


Fine: A fee that you might be charged if you do not return items by the date that they are supposed to be returned.


Library Card: Your LPC student ID card is your library card.  Your library card/student ID card is needed to check out any items from the library.


Catalog:  The search bar on the library homepage that searches all of our books, DVD’s, CD’s, and basic readers.


Reference Desk:  This is the desk where the librarians sit.  Come to this desk if you need help with finding books, articles, magazines, DVD’s, and more.  You can also get help with citing at this desk.


Librarian:  Individuals who work in the library who can help you find items for your research projects and cite them. Librarians all have at least a Masters Degree and have studied how information is organized, managed, and created.


Library Stacks: This is where our main group of books are shelved.  The library stacks are the shelves of books that are to your left when you walk past the reference desk.


Call Number:  These are numbers that are on the spines of the books.  These numbers act as the “address” or location of the book on the shelf.


Print Station:  This is where you go to pay and release your print job after you have send your paper or image to the printer.


Reserve Textbooks: Textbooks for your courses that may available for you to check out.  They can be used in the library only for one or two hours.  Only available if your teacher has given them to us to check out to students.  


Database:  This is an online tool that holds a lot of material in an easily found or searched way.  Library databases often contain access to periodical articles, images, music, and more.


Cite, Citing, & Citations:  To cite, is to give credit to the source of a piece of information that you use, but is not your own.  Citing your sources is the act of giving credit.  Citations are the actual information about the source that you use to cite; citations appear throughout your paper as “In-Text Citations” and then at the end of your paper in their full form in your “Works Cited” list.


Plagiarism: Using information that you did not create without giving credit to the source of the information.  Avoid plagiarism by citing any source using in-text citations throughout your paper when you are writing information that is not your own and then providing the full citation at the end in your “Works Cited” list.