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I.S. Course Pre-Test


PLEASE PLACE YOUR NAME ON A PIECE OF PAPER (OR EMAIL) AND WRITE THE LETTER OF THE BEST ANSWER BESIDE EACH QUESTION NUMBER:

1. The CORAL Union List of Monographs lists

(a) records in the Palo Alto LRC,
(b) books in the Palo Alto LRC,
(c) books in other libraries in the area,
(d) members of the Rolling Stones.

2. To determine if the LRC has a book about an author, you would do an

(a) author search,
(b) title search,
(c) subject search,
(d) native American knowledge dance.

3. ProQuest is helpful if you are looking for

(a) professional assistance from a librarian,
(b) a journal article, or
(c) "how-to" books,
(d) another dimension.

4. A biographical dictionary may be useful to find information about

(a) definitions of terms found in biographies,
(b) authors who write biographies,
(c) people,
(d) extraterrestrials.

5. The Palo Alto LRC uses the

(a) Library of Congress Classification system,
(b) Dewey Classification system,
(c) government documents numbering system.

6. A bibliography is a

(a) book about a person,
(b) list of books,
(c) book a person writes about themselves,
(d) a small endangered fur-bearing animal.

7. Serious research is more likely to be reported in

(a) a government index,
(b) a journal,
(c) a magazine,
(d) the police record section of the daily newspaper.

8. In our library reference books and journals are located

(a) in separate sections,
(b) with the other books on the shelves,
(c) behind the reference desk.

9. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to

(a) loan LRC books to PAC students,
(b) shift books between library departments,
(c) get library materials from other libraries for use by students and faculty,
(d) save the gorilla population in Zimbabwe.

10. The New York Times Index is located

(a) in the microforms area,
(b) in the index section behind the reference desk,
(c) behind the circulation desk,
(d) in Detroit, Michican.

11. Reserve books are located

(a) on the shelves with the other books,
(b) in the index section behind the reference desk,
(c) behind the circulation desk,
(d) in another dimension.

12. According to the MLA style manual the date of publication of a book should be located in the citation

(a) last,
(b) first,
(c) after the title,
(d) after the author's name,
(e) after the publisher's name.

13. One of the advantages of using a personal computer to take notes is that

(a) your grade will be higher,
(b) you don't have to do as much re-writing to create a paper,
(c) your eyes don't get as tired,
(d) it doesn't damage the ozone,
(e) it may cause spontaneous combustion of cats.

14. The first step in solving a problem is

(a) choosing a solution,
(b) thinking of possible alternatives as a solution,
(c) gathering information,
(d) defining a broad definition of the issue or problem,
(e) defining your criteria for choosing a solution.

15. The number one rule of the information age is

(a) Never use your credit card to buy on the Internet.
(b) Don't accept ANYTHING uncritically.
(c) Always back up your computer work.
(d) A penney saved is a penney earned.
(e) Information is power.

Thank you very much for your input and opinions. I'll be seeing you in the library!

NEXT: Introduction to the course



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