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Library Glossary

Includes definitions of key terms used in the library.

Capella University Glossaries

When you are just beginning at Capella, it can seem as though Capella has its own language.  To help you feel more comfortable with this language, here's a link to a list of key terms used in Capella's courserooms. 

Welcome to the Library Glossary!


As in other fields, there is a very specific language used in libraries.  If you are not familiar with the terms used, it can be difficult to utilize library resources effectively.  This guide is designed to help you become familiar with the terms commonly used in libraries so you feel more confident when conducting searches using library resources. 

See Library Terms A-Z

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