Is Library Language Different?
Your instructor said you need at least three articles from a periodical, but what's a periodical? And what is the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus?
Like any workplace, the library has its own language or jargon, and odds are - if you use the library, you may run into a term with which you are not familiar. If you are in the library, ask a librarian, we will be happy to let you know what all the fuss it about.
But if you can't make it to the library and you see a term on an assignment or a library resource that you don't recognize, you can use this guide for a quick reference.
If you don't find what you are looking for in this guide, use the Get Help! tab to contact a librarian for more assistance.