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)

Data Management

Data Management involves technological architectures, policies, practices, and procedures for creating and managing a researcher's data. 


A body of information that a machine can read and which you can access by computer. A database is designed to find information and may be organized around a specific subject or discipline like Psychology. Some of the most popular databases include Academic Search Premier (EBSCO), JSTOR, and Web of Science. You may hear these databases referred to by the database provider or vendor, for example: EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale.

Database Thesaurus

A database thesaurus, also called a "controlled vocabulary," is a list of the Subject Terms that are tagged and often hyperlinked on the item records to help you find information on a topic. You can search the thesaurus to find the best term to describe your topic, also called the "preferred term." For example, the Subject Term college campuses is tagged on all articles that are about college and university campuses.

Digital Collection

A digital collection is a body of work that is in an electronic form and usually has a unifying theme or donor. Digital collections are available online and may be part of a digital library. The process of creating digital objects is called "digitization."

Digital Humanities

Digital humanities, or DH, is a field of study at the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. DH has many definitions because it is a new and changing field. DH can be the use of computing tools in the course of humanities research, the presentation of humanities research in a digital environment, or the investigation of the intersection of media, technology, and culture in the “digital age.” 

Digital Library

A digital library is a collection or collections of digital material that is available online. Usually a library or other cultural institution like a museum creates and puts digital libraries online. The process of creating digital objects is called "digitization."

Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship involves all aspects of scholarship in the digital world from creation to publication, dissemination and preservation.


A dissertation is a long research paper or essay prepared by a graduate student who is in a PhD program as the basis for their application for a doctoral degree. It may also be called a “graduate thesis.”

Document Delivery

A service that retrieves or photocopies information sources for library users. Some libraries restrict document delivery services to distance education students, faculty members, or graduate students.


Acronym for Digital Object Identifier (DOI). It is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by the publisher to a digital object.


1. To transfer information from a computer to a program or storage device to be viewed at a later date. 

2. To transfer information from one computer to another computer using a modem.