3 (1) | A (7) | B (7) | C (16) | D (11) | E (2) | F (4) | G (2) | H (4) | I (7) | J (1) | K (1) | L (4) | M (7) | N (2) | O (1) | P (9) | Q (2) | R (9) | S (13) | T (3) | U (3) | V (2) | W (1)


An abstract is a summary of an article that explains why the researchers did their investigations, the methods they used, and what they learned from their research (also called the "findings," "results," or "conclusion").


1. Access is permission to use or availability of a library material. It can be an online resource like a database or a print resource like a book. As a member of the IUPUI community, you have access to University Library's resources.

2. An access tool is a database search screen or a library catalog search screen.

Adaptive Technology

Also called "assistive technology," this term refers to devices and software that enable people with disabilities to do tasks that were otherwise difficult or impossible to do. For example, screen reading technology can help a visually impaired person to use the internet without assistance from another person. Braille books, wheelchairs, and hearing aids are other examples of adaptive technology. Find out what software is available at the library.

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a bibliography with information that accompanies each citation that discusses what is in the cited work and why it might be relevant to your research.


1. An organized group of documents made in connection with the function of the campus and library. Archives usually contain historical, rare, or other valuable material. Archives often include primary source material.

2. Archives can also refer to the physical location, or room, where the documents are kept. The Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at University Library are located on the basement level. Archives can also hold or be called Special Collections

Artist Book

An artist book is a book or book-like object that is created by an artist to express personal ideas or experiences. Artists books can be made from many different materials and are created with unique forms and structures. The Herron Art Library has some artist books for the IUPUI community to view.


Authority is the expertise or qualifications that a person or organization has to say something. For example, an expert in Psychology has the authority to write about psychological information because they have knowledge and a degree in that field. If a document is "authoritative," it has credibility and power to persuade readers because of the expertise or credentials of the author.