Library Day Assessment for ENGL 101
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Imagine you need to find information on a topic, and you brainstormed several synonyms for one of your concepts, e.g., teens, teenagers, adolescents. When forming a search, which Boolean connector would you use between these synonyms?
2
Imagine you are researching “how does diet affect academic performance.” Which search strategy would be the most effective one to use when you are trying to find both concepts in the articles retrieved?
3
Is this statement true or false? I’m writing a paper on civil rights. Research Port is the library resource I would use to find books on this topic because it searches the holdings of the campus libraries and libraries worldwide.
4
Books in our campus libraries, as well as in other academic libraries, are arranged on the shelf by call number. Call numbers are a series of letters and numbers based on the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. Which statement best describes what call numbers do?
5
Books in our campus libraries are shelved either in STACKS or FOLIO. What is the key difference between these two areas?
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An article written by a subject expert that is lengthy, uses specialized vocabulary, may contain graphs, charts and an extensive bibliography is which type of source?
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An article written by a journalist that is short, uses general vocabulary, has glossy photos and advertisements and no bibliography is which type of source?
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*List the name of one general / multidisciplinary database you learned about today.
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Many library databases have citation tools embedded in them to help you cite the work of others. But, why is citing important? From this list choose all the reasons why citing matters.
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