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A reference work is a book or periodical (or its electronic equivalent) to which one can refer for information. [1]

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An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication listing a set of events forthcoming in the next year.

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American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally.

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Annual publication

Annual publications, more often called simply annuals, are periodical publications appearing regularly once per year.

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Application software

An application software (app or application for short) is a computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.

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Bibliography (from Greek βιβλίον biblion, "book" and -γραφία -graphia, "writing"), as a discipline, is traditionally the academic study of books as physical, cultural objects; in this sense, it is also known as bibliology (from Greek -λογία, -logia).

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A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it.

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A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Constance Mabel Winchell

Constance Mabel Winchell (November 2, 1896 – May 23, 1983) was an American librarian.

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A dictionary, sometimes known as a wordbook, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on definitions, usage, etymologies, pronunciations, translation, etc.

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DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.

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Edition (book)

The bibliographical definition of an edition includes all copies of a book printed “from substantially the same setting of type,” including all minor typographical variants.

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Electronic publishing

Electronic publishing (also referred to as e-publishing or digital publishing or online publishing) includes the digital publication of e-books, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.

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An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of information from either all branches of knowledge or from a particular field or discipline.

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Eugene P. Sheehy

Eugene P. Sheehy (October 10, 1922 - February 26, 2013) was an American academic librarian, professional researcher, author and editor.

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Guide to Reference

Guide to Reference, published in 2008 as the online successor to Guide to Reference Books, was a selective guide to the best print and online reference sources.

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Index (publishing)

An index (plural: usually indexes, more rarely indices; see below) is a list of words or phrases ('headings') and associated pointers ('locators') to where useful material relating to that heading can be found in a document or collection of documents.

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Information is any entity or form that provides the answer to a question of some kind or resolves uncertainty.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Lexikos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of lexicography, established in 1991.

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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

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Library catalog

A library catalog or library catalogue is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations.

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Library circulation

Library circulation or library lending comprises the activities around the lending of library books and other material to users of a lending library.

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Periodical literature

Periodical literature (also called a periodical publication or simply a periodical) is a published work that appears in a new edition on a regular schedule.

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In general usage, a thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which provides definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order.

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Trust (emotion)

In a social context, trust has several connotations.

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Whitaker's Almanack

Whitaker's is a reference book, published annually in the United Kingdom.

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Who's Who

Who's Who (or "Who is Who") is the title of a number of reference publications, generally containing concise biographical information on the prominent people of a country.

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