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Glossary of Library Terms: T-W


Thesaurus: A list of all subject heading or descriptors used in a database, catalog, or index. A thesaurus will indicate the correct controlled vocabulary to use for a given term.

Union Catalog:  A catalog which lists materials held by a group of libraries (such as the SUS).

Volume:  Physically, a volume is a gathering of pages bound together in the form of a book.  Numerically, a volume is a full set of issues (numbers which comprises a SERIAL volume bound together.  Citations to periodicals use the term in the numerical sense to indicate issues published during a given year.

WORD SEARCH:  ALEPH allows you to search by WORDS. Words may be from the title or they may be subjects, concepts, ideas and dates. The word search might also be called a "keyword" search.