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Library Terms Glossary

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Objectivity - A judgment of how fairly and equally an information source treats all sides of a topic. An objective source relies on facts rather than opinions or beliefs. 
See Also: Bias

Online resources - Sources such as databases and WWW sites that are available through a network or through the Internet. The Library purchases subscriptions to various on-line resources that allow library users to look up information in databases.

Online public catalog - A computer system indexing all the materials held by an individual library. Also called an OPAC.