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Library Terms

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  • PDF
  • A portable document format originally developed by Adobe for viewing files.
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal
  • A periodical that contains scholarly research, which is published as articles, papers, research reports, or technical reports. Items are reviewed by a panel of experts (peer-review) before being published.
  • Periodical
  • Material published regularly such as magazines, journals, and newspapers. See also Serials.
  • Periodical Collection
  • Offers current issues of print periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers) to which the library subscribes. Older issues of periodicals are housed in a separate collection.
  • Plagiarism
  • The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.
  • Proxy server (computing)
  • A computer that acts as an intermediary between a client machine and a server, caching information to save access time.
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