Below are some common terms that we use in E-Resources. They may come in handy to help you better understand your troubleshooting process.
Database: a general term for an electronic resource that allows searching of information. It contains holding materials that patrons may use or view for research or casual viewing. Content available in databases can include article abstracts, aggregated full-text, datasets, eBooks, and eJournals. Find the Databases A-Z list here.
Cache: a hardware or software component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored elsewhere. Definition provided by Wikipedia.
Cookies: small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. Definition provided by this website.
Journal Search – Journal Search is FSU Libraries's database and catalog which provides a link to the journal in any format we have it available in, displaying a link and the date range available.
IP Address: IP stands for “Internet Protocol” and is assigned to a computer by an internet provider. An IP address changes based on where you are located and what Wi-Fi service you are using. Visit this website to find out your IP address: https://whatismyipaddress.com/.
Link resolver: a link resolver provides customized lists with title-level metadata to libraries for ease of content discoverability and full-text linking. A link resolver works in tandem with discovery services, allowing libraries to indicate their holdings and accessible content with links to the full-text. Definition provided by Springer Nature
OneSearch: the main database and catalog for all FSU Libraries's physical and electronic materials, supported by Ex Libris's Primo VE software.
Webpage: an Internet-based document, usually in HTML format, that can contain a wide variety of information and multimedia content.
Website: a collection of webpages that is hierarchically organized around a homepage.
Web browser: a computer program that downloads webpages. It is the program installed on your computer that you use to access webpages on the Internet.