Library Terms and Research Concepts

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Abstract: An abstract is a summary. In some of the databases you will find abstracts of articles, books or book chapters. An abstract gives you an idea of the topic of the book, chapter or article before you read it.

Bibliographies: are lists of recommended books on a topic. Some bibliographies simply provide a bibliographic citation. Other bibliographies provide summaries or evaluations of the books listed; these are called annotated bibliographies. Sometimes bibliographies are called the List of Works Cited.

Bibliographic Citations: A citation provides you with information about a book or an article that helps you to locate the item. For example, a citation for an article tells you the journal in which the article appeared, the volume and issue number, the page numbers, and the length of the article. Example.



Do all bibliographies include annotations?
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