resources go through a review process.
Librarians select books, magazines, journals,
databases, and Web sites. The library collects sources considered
reliable, historically relevant, and valuable.
resources are free or discounted for your use.
Libraries are able to purchase one copy which can be shared
by many people.
resources are organized.
Items are organized so you can find all the sources on a
topic. For example, when you search for a book in the library
catalog you will get a call number. The books shelved near
the same call number will cover a similar topic.
resources are meant to be kept permanently.
A primary function of a library is to be an organized storehouse
of information published throughout time. As well as finding
very current information, you can also find books that are
no longer published and older issues of magazines.
resources come with personal assistance.
Libraries have staff who are trained to help you. They'll
help you learn to use online resources and answer any questions
that you have.