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A compilation of terms showing synonymous, hierarchical, and other relationships and dependencies, the function of which is to provide a standardized, controlled vocabulary for information storage and retrieval. Its component parts are an index vocabulary and a lead-in vocabulary. While the best known thesaurus is Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, a number of databases also have thesauri. The ERIC thesaurus, the CAB thesaurus, and the Library of Congress Subject Headings are examples of these. These lists of pre-defined, controlled vocabulary can be very helpful when searching databases which use thesauri. (See also Library of Congress subject headings, subject headings)


Instruction

Newman Library semester hours

Sun: opens at 9 a.m.*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

 

 

Art + Architecture Library spring hours

Sun: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Current semester hours