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card catalog

n.
An alphabetical listing, especially of books in a library, containing information about each item, historically on cards in a file.
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card′ cat`alog


n.
a file of cards listing the items in the collection of a library.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.card catalog - a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file cardcard catalog - a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
library catalog, library catalogue - an enumeration of all the resources of a library
2.card catalog - an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
file cabinet, filing cabinet, file - office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
Rolodex - (trademark) a desktop rotary card index with removable cards; usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers; "a news reporter has to have a good Rolodex"
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* Book A Librarian: If you need help with research, using a computer, a cellphone, word processing or using the library's online card catalog, etc., set up an appointment.
With the help of the card catalog, Miss Copywright discovers the secret to gum removal in the 648 section, after drafting help from the janitor to put Scanner in a cardboard box, to minimize gum spreading.
Devereaux is a writer-editor at the Library of Congress and author of The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures.
Even back in the days of the card catalog, libraries' endgame was to get patrons to engage with the collection, to become enthralled with a subject, absorbed in a story, or to experience the legendary aha moment.
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by The Library of Congress is a gorgeous book.
"Snippet view" presents basic information similar to that on a traditional library card catalog, with the addition of a few sentences of text.
Part of my job was to refile the card catalog every night, which I hated.
Although that old structure worked well when people used a traditional card catalog, very few libraries live in that world now.
From being able to research online, without going through a card catalog to sending a message electronically, without stamps, people have become rather spoiled.
Hampshire's collection, stored in an old card catalog and currently featuring a dozen easy-to-harvest plants, may be the first of its kind in an academic library.
Visit the second floor of the library and you will find an old-fashioned card catalog cabinet filled with seeds of flowers, herbs and edibles plants.
When I arrived as his successor in 1982, I found numerous slips in the card catalog for orders placed up to the previous day, not because Kostas was reluctant to relinquish control but because he wanted to ensure the integrity of the collection.