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Newcastle University

University Library

Subject support guide

Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.

Library Search

Library Language - what does it mean?: T-Z

A guide to terms, jargon and vocabulary you may encounter using the University Library services and resources



A long piece of work produced by a PhD student and containing detailed research on a specific subject. Theses are kept in the Library store and need to be requested online though the catalogue.


A Uniform Resource Locator is the 'address' of a web page, for example is the URL for Newcastle University Library


Walton Library
The Walton Medical and Dental Library is in the Medical School and holds resources for those studying or teaching the Medical, Dental, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology