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Glossary

Abstract

A short summary of the content of publications such as books, journal articles and theses.


Academic Support Librarian

Also known as a subject librarian. A librarian with responsibility for a specific subject area. As well as looking after the library stock and ordering books they are available to answer subject-related queries and teach library skills you need. Find your subject librarian.


Article

A single document that, combined with further articles, forms part of a journal or newspaper.


Athens

An authentication scheme that provides access to many electronic resources using just one password. You do not need a separate password for this; logging in to the University of Greenwich Portal or the University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University electronic resource pages will automatically give you Athens access.


Audio-visual material

Items other than books that can be found in the library, eg CDs and DVDs.


Authentication

A process used to verify who is gaining access to a service. An example of this is e-resources; each university subscribes only to the e-resources it needs so an authentication process is required to ensure that you only have access to resources to which your institution subscribes.

 

 


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