A short summary. Most articles in library databases have an abstract. Reading it will help you understand what the article is about and if you would like to use it in your research.
A series of numbers and letters that tell you where a book is located in the library. Staley Library uses the Library of Congress classification system, which arranges books by their subject.
The red and white Find It! button is seen in our library databases and the WorldCat online catalog. Clicking on this button will help you locate the electronic full text of articles, print copies of articles, or request an article or WorldCat book through the ILLiad system.
The entire article. Many of the articles in library databases are available in full text in either HTML or PDF format.
A service that Staley Library uses for interlibrary loan. Use your ILLiad account to manage requests for articles and non-I-Share books. You'll find a link to ILLiad in your myMillikin account, under the "Academics" menu.
A way to access articles (and sometimes audio, video, & images). Library databases provide access to scholarly materials that you cannot find on the open web through search engines like Google or Bing.
A tool to find resources in a library. Millikin's online catalog allows you to search for books, music, videos, and more at Staley Library.
A publication that comes out at regular intervals (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.). We often divide this general term into terms for more specific types of periodicals, such as: newspapers, magazines, trade or professional periodical, and scholarly, academic, refereed, or peer-reviewed journal.
Terms used to classify what the article or book is about. Use the subject terms in the online catalog or library databases to find more sources on your topic.