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Being a fulltime librarian is no easy task, but with enough passion, you will definitely do a good job. Below is a Library Research Skills Test that is designed to help you out when it comes to reviewing all that we have covered so far in class. Do give it a try and all the best when it comes to the fall exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I'm looking for a specific title, but I'm not sure how to spell it.  What should I do?

    • A.

      Take my best guess and hope it's right

    • B.

      Take my best guess and put an asterisk after it

    • C.

      Type in the first letter and click TITLE

    • D.

      Ask the librarian before I even try anything

    Correct Answer
    B. Take my best guess and put an asterisk after it
    Explanation
    If you are looking for a specific title but are unsure of the spelling, the best course of action would be to take your best guess and put an asterisk after it. This way, if your guess is incorrect, the asterisk serves as a placeholder and allows you to search for variations of the title that may be similar to your guess. It helps to increase the chances of finding the correct title even if the spelling is not exact.

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  • 2. 

    I'm doing a report on Pearl Harbor.  How should I go about finding a book on this subject?

    • A.

      First do a search on the computer, then look in non-fiction

    • B.

      First do a search on the computer, then look in fiction under "P"

    • C.

      Spend my entire library time looking for other war books

    • D.

      Ask my friends if they know anything about Pearl Harbor

    Correct Answer
    A. First do a search on the computer, then look in non-fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests a logical approach to finding a book on the subject of Pearl Harbor. By first conducting a search on the computer, the researcher can access a vast amount of information and potentially find relevant books available for purchase or borrow. Following this, looking in the non-fiction section of the library further narrows down the search to books specifically focused on the historical event of Pearl Harbor. This method ensures a systematic and efficient approach to finding a book on the subject.

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  • 3. 

    My little sister likes Amelia Bedelia, and I know the author is Herman Parish.  Where should I go to find one of these books?

    • A.

      In the fiction section under "P"

    • B.

      In the non-fiction section under "A"

    • C.

      In the EASY READERS, Level 2

    • D.

      In the "E" call number books, under "P"

    Correct Answer
    D. In the "E" call number books, under "P"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is in the "E" call number books, under "P". This is because the question mentions that the book is an Amelia Bedelia book, which is a children's book series. Children's books are often categorized under the "E" call number, which stands for Easy or Everybody. Since the author's last name is Parish, the books would be found under the letter "P" within the "E" call number section.

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  • 4. 

    Molly Brown wrote a book about herself.  What might it logically be called?

    • A.

      The Titanic

    • B.

      Knots In My Yo-Yo String

    • C.

      The Unsinkable Molly Brown: an autobiography

    • D.

      A Biography of Molly Brown

    Correct Answer
    C. The Unsinkable Molly Brown: an autobiography
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Unsinkable Molly Brown: an autobiography." This title makes sense because Molly Brown is the subject of the book and it is written in the first-person perspective, indicating that it is an autobiography. The word "unsinkable" suggests that Molly Brown overcame some sort of challenge or adversity, which adds intrigue to the title.

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  • 5. 

    I see the following information in a search description: Brett, Jan, 1949 - What does this mean?

    • A.

      The call number is 194.9

    • B.

      The author is Brett Janney

    • C.

      The author died in 1949

    • D.

      The author is Jan Brett

    Correct Answer
    D. The author is Jan Brett
    Explanation
    The given information "Brett, Jan, 1949 -" indicates that the author's name is Jan Brett. The year 1949 is most likely the author's birth year, as it is common to include the birth and death years of an author in a search description. Therefore, the correct answer is that the author is Jan Brett.

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  • 6. 

    Mark all answers that apply.I'm looking for a book by Mary Pope Osborne.  How should I go about doing this?

    • A.

      Type in the search term "Mary" and click AUTHOR

    • B.

      Type in the search term "Osborne" and click AUTHOR

    • C.

      Look in the fiction section under "O"

    • D.

      Look in the fiction section under "P"

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Type in the search term "Osborne" and click AUTHOR
    C. Look in the fiction section under "O"
    Explanation
    To find a book by Mary Pope Osborne, you should type in the search term "Osborne" and click AUTHOR. Additionally, you can look in the fiction section under "O" to find the book.

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  • 7. 

    Mark all answers that apply.Which is an example of a correct call number?

    • A.

      FIC RIO

    • B.

      595.12

    • C.

      031 BR

    • D.

      FIC FIC

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. FIC RIO
    B. 595.12
    C. 031 BR
    D. FIC FIC
    Explanation
    All of the given options are examples of correct call numbers. A call number is a unique alphanumeric code assigned to a library item to indicate its location on the shelves. In this case, "FIC RIO" could refer to a fiction book by an author with the last name Rio, "595.12" could refer to a specific subject within the Dewey Decimal Classification system, "031 BR" could refer to a specific subject within the Library of Congress Classification system, and "FIC FIC" could refer to a fiction book with the title "FIC."

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  • 8. 

    Mark all answers that apply.Which is an example of a correct call number?

    • A.

      1020.8

    • B.

      611.1 TER

    • C.

      FIC JOHN

    • D.

      NONFIC LAS

    Correct Answer
    B. 611.1 TER
    Explanation
    The correct call number is 611.1 TER because it follows the standard format for call numbers, which typically consist of numbers and/or letters that represent a specific subject or author. In this case, the call number begins with the number 611.1, indicating the subject of the book, followed by the letters TER, which could represent the author's last name or a specific edition of the book. The other options provided, such as 1020.8, FIC JOHN, and NONFIC LAS, do not follow the standard call number format and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    Mark all answers that apply.I'm looking for a book on Dinosaurs.  Where might I find one?

    • A.

      In the chapter books

    • B.

      In the picture books

    • C.

      In the Where's Waldo books

    • D.

      In the non-fiction books

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In the chapter books
    B. In the picture books
    D. In the non-fiction books
    Explanation
    Chapter books, picture books, and non-fiction books are all potential places where one might find a book on dinosaurs. Chapter books often include longer, more complex stories, while picture books typically have more illustrations and simpler text. Non-fiction books are specifically designed to provide factual information about a particular subject, such as dinosaurs. Therefore, all three options are suitable for finding a book on dinosaurs.

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  • 10. 

    Mark all answers that apply. I need to study some Spanish vocabulary.  What can I do?

    • A.

      Look in the Dictionary section in non-fiction

    • B.

      Look at the library bulletin board

    • C.

      Look in the Spanish book section

    • D.

      Look in the picture books under "S"

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Look in the Dictionary section in non-fiction
    B. Look at the library bulletin board
    C. Look in the Spanish book section
    Explanation
    To study Spanish vocabulary, you can look in the Dictionary section in non-fiction, as dictionaries provide word meanings and translations. Additionally, you can look at the library bulletin board, as it may have resources or information about Spanish language learning. Lastly, you can look in the Spanish book section, as it will have books specifically for learning Spanish.

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