A lot of things about a college library might be unfamiliar to most new college students. At MVCC libraries, we do our best to explain what we do in plain language and define "library speak" when we have to use it. However, you might still come across unfamiliar terms while using the library. That is where this list of library vocabulary can help you!
If you do not see the term you're looking for, or want some further help, please ask us:
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web. Many, but not all, academic journal articles have a DOI. Learn more about DOIs.
Young Adult Collection: the library's books written for teenagers, approximately ages 13-18, but often enjoyed by adults too! In the Utica Campus library, this location is located on the left side of the library near the cross-hallway where the librarian offices and instruction lab are.
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