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Library Terminology: F

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F

FAQ

An acronym for Frequently Asked Questions. Found on websites to address common questions.

Field

A place in a record intended for a specific category of information, such as the title, author, subject headings, etc. Enables users to search for these categories of information in the library catalog and online databases.

Fines

An amount of money owed by the borrower for specific infractions (e.g., damaging a book, losing a book, etc.).

Folio

A book that are too large for normal shelves and is shelved in a special location within the library.

Footnotes

Statements explaining select text, assertions, or sources of quoted material found at the bottom, or foot, of a page of text.

Format

The physical form of a work (e.g., print or electronic).

Full-text

Providing access to the entire text of a work indexed in an online database or electronic resource (e.g., Google Scholar).