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Library Terms Glossary

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Database - A computer program that indexes information, organizes it and describes it. A database permits the user to search for specific types of information depending upon the search parameters the user selects.
See also: index

Directory - An information source listing names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.

Domain Name - Domain name is the part of the Internet or email address that describes the location of the host computer. Common domains are:

  • .com = commercial
  • .edu = educational institution
  • .gov = governmental
  • .org = organization
  • .net = network
  • .mil = military