# English Lab 9 - Library Orientation

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Covers freshman library orientation and common library classification systems.

• 1.

### Which classification system does the Webster Christian Library use?

• A.

The Library of Congress Classification System

• B.

The Dewey Decimal Classification System

• C.

The Sears Classification System

B. The Dewey Decimal Classification System
Explanation
The Webster Christian Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System. This system is widely used in libraries to categorize and organize books based on subject matter. It uses a numerical system to assign a unique number to each topic, allowing for easy navigation and retrieval of books. The Dewey Decimal Classification System is known for its versatility and is used in many libraries around the world.

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• 2.

### What are the two main types of books?

• A.

Reference and entertainment

• B.

Fantasy and Historical

• C.

Fiction and nonfiction

C. Fiction and nonfiction
Explanation
The two main types of books are fiction and nonfiction. Fiction books are imaginative and made-up stories that can include genres such as romance, mystery, and science fiction. Nonfiction books, on the other hand, are based on real events, people, or information and can include genres like biographies, history, and self-help.

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• 3.

### Which call numbers are in the correct order?

• A.

683.1 683.101 683.2 685.23 683.251

• B.

973.1 973.012 973.13 973.102 973.133

• C.

220.01 220.0167 220.05 220.12 220.2

C. 220.01 220.0167 220.05 220.12 220.2
Explanation
The call numbers are in ascending order based on the decimal system. The numbers start with the highest whole number (220) and then move to the next decimal place (0.01, 0.0167, 0.05, 0.12, 0.2), which follows the correct order.

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• 4.

### Science books are located in which section?

• A.

900's

• B.

500's

• C.

300's

B. 500's
Explanation
The correct answer is 500's because science books are typically categorized under the Dewey Decimal Classification system in the 500 range. The 500's section is dedicated to natural sciences and mathematics, making it the most appropriate location for science books in a library or bookstore.

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• 5.

### What kind of periodical indexes does the WCS Library use?

• A.

Print

• B.

Electronic

• C.

None

B. Electronic
Explanation
The WCS Library uses electronic periodical indexes. This means that they rely on digital resources to access and search for information in various periodicals. This could include online databases, search engines, or other electronic platforms that compile and organize articles from different publications. By using electronic indexes, the library can provide users with quick and convenient access to a wide range of scholarly articles and other resources.

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• 6.

### How are nonfiction books arranged on the shelves?

• A.

By subject

• B.

By title

• C.

By author

A. By subject
Explanation
Nonfiction books are arranged on the shelves by subject. This means that books on similar topics are grouped together, making it easier for readers to locate books on specific subjects of interest. By organizing nonfiction books in this way, it allows for a more efficient and logical system, enabling readers to find the information they are looking for more easily. Arranging books by subject also helps in creating a cohesive and organized library environment.

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• 7.

### In general, a long Dewey Decimal Classification number means

• A.

The topic of the book is specific

• B.

The topic of the book is general

A. The topic of the book is specific
Explanation
A long Dewey Decimal Classification number indicates that the topic of the book is specific. The Dewey Decimal Classification system is used to categorize books based on their subject matter, and the longer the number, the more specific the topic becomes. This classification system allows for efficient organization and retrieval of books in libraries, making it easier for readers to find materials on a particular subject. Therefore, a long Dewey Decimal Classification number suggests that the book covers a narrow and specific topic.

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• 8.

### If you can't find a book you are looking for at the WCS library, you may be able to order it on   inter-library loan.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
If a book is not available at the WCS library, the option of ordering it through inter-library loan is mentioned. This suggests that it is possible to obtain the book from another library through inter-library loan. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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• 9.

### Biographies are located in the 900's in a subsection of the nonfiction section.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Biographies are a type of nonfiction literature that provide detailed accounts of a person's life. They are typically found in the 900's section of libraries, which is the section dedicated to history and geography. Within this section, biographies are usually grouped together in a specific subsection. Therefore, the statement that biographies are located in the 900's in a subsection of the nonfiction section is true.

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