• Annotated Bibliography– A summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources (Purdue OWL)
  • Catalog data– Data describing where other information can be found.
  • Citation– a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work. This is important as it is necessary to know the source of a piece of information. (dictionary.com)
  • Curate– a person who is invested with the care or cure of souls of a parish.
  • Critical thinking– The act of examining a text or other through various outlook, attaining critical interpretations, improving the quality by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it.
  • Close Reading– Thoughtful analysis of a text that focuses on significant details in order to develop a better understanding of the text’s meanings. (GTFYW)
  • Descriptive data– Data meant to summarize or describe a set of information. (GTFYW)


  • (archive) Identifier– The search engine of an archive.
  • Form– How an image/text is produced.
  • Finding aid– A document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records within an archive.


  • Lexicon– Greek meaning a book of language. We use it to mean words relevant to a field or topic. (Class Powerpoint)
  • Material Culture– Objects relevant o a specific place and time. (Haltman)
  • Metadata– A set of data that describes and gives information about other data. (dictionary.com)
  • Medium– The material or technological means through which something is made. (dictionary.com)
  • Parody– Replicates aspects of the original that make the reference recognizable while also creating satire or humor.
  • Prownian Analysis– A way of identifying, and examining objects through detailed physical description, guessing at uses of the object, and treating the object as a fiction as a way of relating the object to more broad concepts. (Rose, lecture)
  • Polysemous– Visual texts being able to carry multiple meanings to address rhetorical situations. (GTFYW)



  • Visual rhetoric– Visual texts, working on their own or along with written texts, to move specific audiences to think or act differently.