Please use the alphabetical list below to find the word for which you would like an explanation:
Older part of a journal. See also Current issue.
Indicates that a book has been received by the Library and is being catalogued and processed.
A list of books, articles and other types of material that the author has consulted in relation to the production of a thesis or an academic work. This section normally appears at the end of a thesis.
A search engine which provides information about books, journals, journal articles, conference papers and other published works. Please note that not all the references identified in a particular bibliographic database are available online or in print from Durham University Library. For advice on how to use databases consult our Finding Information pages. For material that is not available from the University Library, please use the Document Delivery Service or visit the Library where the material is held.
Boolean operators – see Link words
The number of books and/or bound journals you can borrow from the Library at any one time.
A machine that is operated by the user to borrow books or other types of material from the Library.
More than one issue of a magazine or journal put together in one hardbound volume. They are usually bound in complete volumes.
British Official Publications
The British Official Publications unit concentrates on British Government publications, published by The Stationery Office (TSO) (formerly Her Majesty's Stationery Office - HMSO) since 1972. From 1999 the collection has focused on the UK's central government and Parliamentary Publications.