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Catalog

Also known as an index, a catalog is a systematic enumeration of all material present in a library or any other reservoir of educational material. It may contain all the titles of books, journals, theses and other information related to the particular object. A catalog also presents additional information as a little description of the work, title, author, edition, publisher, date, appearance, subject, special features and location.

Online catalogs are also available to help people browse through online databases and libraries. Search engines have huge archives with millions of documents listed alphabetically to come up with the results of a query fast.

Chicago style

Chicago Writing Style

Citation

A citation is a concise merged explanation of a particular source of information that is being used to create a text document such as a thesis, article or book. The work cited might be a journal or magazine article, newspaper article, a reference book and a research paper by another scholar.

The purpose of presenting a proper citation is to provide the readers with relevant information that is required to locate the complete text for further reading or reference.

The citation of a book includes the name of the author and editor, the title of the publication, publisher’s name, location and date of publishing.

A typical magazine or journal article citation enlists author’s name, article title, journal/magazine name, publication date, issue number and page number while a newspaper article must have the name of the newspaper along with the publication date and page numbers along with the title and author name.

Citation of web documents must contain the URL of the website and multimedia items citation must have the right format of the material mentioned.

There are several different styles to cite a reference. They include MLA, APA, Harvard, Turabian and Chicago style.

Copyright

The right to copy the work of an author or scholar is termed as copyright. In simple words, the law that protects the scholarly work of a writer from illegal copying and reprinting or even quoting the information presented in his work is known as the copyright law. The copyright act guards the documents against unauthorized use and replication. Most copyright laws grant exclusive privilege to a particular composer, publisher or agent in order to avoid illegal replicas of work