Skip to Main Content


A guide to using the collections, resources, and services of the Learning Resources Center.

Decoding Library Jargon

Check out some commonly used library jargon, and figure out just what exactly it all means! 

Library Search:  This is what you will use to search for books and other materials at EKU Libraries; commonly referred to as a 'catalog'.  

Limiters:  Helpful filters you can use to narrow your search and remove less relevant results.

Library Express:  EKU's service for requesting books, articles, and other materials; these materials can come from EKU or other libraries. 

Call Number:  An alphanumerical code, printed on a label attached to the material, that tells you where on the shelf to find that item.  

Research Guide:  A collection of resources curated and/or created by librarians that will help you with a particular subject.