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Here are some of the terms and phrases related to online library resources that you may come across as you work with them.
|Authentication||Logging into a resource|
|Database||A searchable collection of academic material. A database can be full text, or bibliographic details only|
|Discover@Bolton||Search across the full text of multiple databases using a single, online interface|
|Ebook||An online book. Ebooks are the same as printed books in terms of content; they are just presented in a different format|
|E-journal||Another name for an electronic journal|
|E-journals portal||Our list of electronic journals. Search for title, ISSN or browse by subject. To search within these journals, use Discover@Bolton|
|Electronic journal||A journal that is available online|
|Electronic resource||A resource such as a book, journal or database that is available online|
|E-resource||Another name for an electronic resource|
|Full-text database||A database that provides access to full-text, for example, articles or books.|
|Journal||An academic publication of articles, sometimes known as a periodical, that can be available in print or electronic form|
|Library Catalogue||A searchable, online database of the library's print collection, including links to ebooks where available. Use the catalogue to search for title, author or subject|
|Logging in||The process of accessing an electronic resource. Use your network ID and password when prompted|
|Off-campus||Any location that is not the University of Bolton main campus or Queen's. Off-campus could be your home, your place of work, or even overseas|
|On-campus||The University of Bolton main campus, or Queen's|
|OPAC||An alternative term for catalogue (Online Public Access Catalogue)|
|Periodical||A collection of academic articles, often known as a journal|
|Resource||Online reading lists including links to electronic resources where available|
|Resource Lists Online or RLO||Online reading lists including links to electronic resources where available|
|Subject Guides||Your one-stop shop for information relevant to your subject area, including links to your databases and downloadable help guides|
|Username||Your network ID. If you are student, this will typically take the form of abc1xyz.|