Please use the alphabetical list below to find the word for which you would like an explanation:
Carrels are desks for individual study and are one of the study facilities we provide in the library. There are twelve study carrels in Room 9 at Palace Green Library which are for postgraduate use only.
Catalogue (see Library Catalogue)
1. A brief information or a number in the main text of an academic work which points to the bibliographic record in the list of references.
2. The information which identifies a book or article. Information for a book usually includes the author, title, publisher, and date. The citation for an article includes the author, title of the article, title of the periodical, volume, pages, and date.
For advice on citations and referencing consult our Finding Information pages.
The numeric and alpha-numeric systems used in Durham University Library to arrange books and journals by their subjects on the Library shelves.
A number that represents a subject in the Library classification.
Connexions button, which appears in the Library Catalogue and most bibliographic databases that the University Library subscribes to, connects from a bibliographic record to potential sources of the full-text.
The legal rights belonging to authors and publishers, which prevent anyone making copies of their work without their permission. The University has several copyright licences that allow limited copying.
The most recently published issues of a journal. Current issues of journals are shelved on the Current Journal shelves which are separate from the bound journal shelves.