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What is the difference between a catalogue, a bibliography, and an index?

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Back to Study Smart QuizA library catalogue lists the resources you will find in the library's collections.

An online catalogue is called an OPAC. This stands for Online Public Access CatStudy Smartalogue. It allows you to search for information in many ways, including by author, title, subject and keyword.

The library catalogue is always a good place to start a search.

A bibliography is usually a list of works written by a particular author or about a particular subject. A bibliography, or reference list, is how you acknowledge the author's work you have used to write an essay or an assignment.

An index is an alphabetically arranged list of the headings or topics that appear in a published work. An index will also provide page numbers that point to the area of the work that you need to go to

 


Pathfinders

Pathfinders provide you with a guide to a range of resources in a particular subject area.

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Databases

The Library's databases include Britannica Online School Edition,  eLibrary, ProQuest Literature, ProQuest Newsstand, Science Online and Infobase eBooks.

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Reference

Reference resources include General encyclopedia and Subject encyclopedia.

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Magazine

The library subscribes to a variety of magazines in different subject areas.

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eReserve

This is a collection of documents that are in high demand for research and assignment work.

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