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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where do you pay fines for overdue, damaged, or lost items? 

    • A.

      Information Help Desk

    • B.

      Interlibrary Loan

    • C.

      Circulation Desk

    Correct Answer
    C. Circulation Desk
    Explanation
    The Circulation Desk is where you can take care of paying any fines or fees you may have.

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  • 2. 

    Where should you go to ask a question about using the Library?

    • A.

      Information Help Desk

    • B.

      InterLibrary Loan

    • C.

      Circulation Desk

    Correct Answer
    A. Information Help Desk
    Explanation
    The Information Help Desk is always a good spot to start when it comes to questions about UAB Libraries.

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  • 3. 

    Which word would not be found with the following wildcard search? colonial*

    • A.

      Colonialism

    • B.

      Colonial

    • C.

      Colonies

    • D.

      Colonials

    Correct Answer
    C. Colonies
    Explanation
    The word "colonial" is the only word in the given options that would not be found with the wildcard search "colonial*". The wildcard "*" represents any number of characters, so it would match "colonialism", "colonies", and "colonials". However, it would not match the exact word "colonial" because there is an "s" missing at the end. Therefore, "colonial" would not be found with the given wildcard search.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the best source for in-depth, academic articles about gothic architecture.

    • A.

      Http://www.greatbuildings.com

    • B.

      Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

    • C.

      Better Homes and Gardens

    • D.

      The New York Times

    Correct Answer
    B. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
    Explanation
    The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians is the best source for in-depth, academic articles about gothic architecture. This journal is likely to provide scholarly and authoritative information on the subject, written by experts in the field. It focuses specifically on architectural history, making it a reliable source for detailed and accurate information about gothic architecture. The other options, such as a website like greatbuildings.com or magazines like Better Homes and Gardens or The New York Times, may not offer the same level of academic rigor and expertise.

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  • 5. 

    You need to locate articles about television, but you want to exclude discussions of cable television. Which of the following combinations would be most effective for your search?

    • A.

      Television AND cable

    • B.

      Television OR cable

    • C.

      Television W/ cable

    • D.

      Television NOT cable

    Correct Answer
    D. Television NOT cable
    Explanation
    The most effective combination for the search would be "television NOT cable". This combination will include articles about television but exclude any discussions specifically about cable television. By using the "NOT" operator, the search results will filter out any articles that mention the term "cable".

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  • 6. 

    You can find all of these in Sterne Library's Catalog except:

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Journals

    • C.

      Articles

    • D.

      Dvds

    Correct Answer
    C. Articles
    Explanation
    This is a tricky one. You cannot currently use the catalog to find specific articles without knowing what magazine, journal, or book it was published in.

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  • 7. 

    Which search option would work best if you are not exactly sure what you are looking for?

    • A.

      Keyword

    • B.

      Author

    • C.

      Title

    • D.

      Subject

    Correct Answer
    A. Keyword
    Explanation
    Keyword searching is a great place to start.

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  • 8. 

    How can you get in touch with a librarian to get more help?

    • A.

      Email

    • B.

      Phone

    • C.

      Chat

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In addition to all of these option, you can also still talk to someone face to face.

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  • 9. 

    You can pick up new keywords to better shape your search by combing through your results lists.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "You can pick up new keywords to better shape your search by combing through your results lists" is true. When conducting a search, reviewing the results lists can help identify additional relevant keywords that can be used to refine and improve the search. By analyzing the words and phrases that appear in the search results, one can gain insights into the language and terminology commonly used in relation to the topic, allowing for more effective and targeted searches in the future.

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  • 10. 

    Decide whether the citation below is from a popular or scholarly source.Herrscher, Roberto. "A Universal Code of Journalism Ethics: Problems, Limitations and Proposals." Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17.4 (2002): 277-289.

    • A.

      Scholarly source

    • B.

      Popular source

    Correct Answer
    A. Scholarly source
    Explanation
    The citation provided includes the author's name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, the volume and issue number, and the year of publication. This level of detail suggests that it is from a scholarly source. Scholarly sources are typically written by experts in the field and undergo a rigorous peer-review process before publication. They are often used by researchers and academics to support their work.

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  • 11. 

    Decide whether the citation below is from a popular or scholarly source.Eller, Daryn. "Detecting Eating Disorders." Parents August 1998: 115-116.

    • A.

      Scholarly source

    • B.

      Popular source

    Correct Answer
    B. Popular source
    Explanation
    The citation provided includes the author's name, the title of the article, the name of the magazine, and the specific page numbers. This suggests that it is a popular source, as scholarly sources typically include additional information such as the author's credentials, the name of the journal, and a more formal citation format. Additionally, the fact that the article is published in a magazine targeted towards parents further supports the idea that it is a popular source.

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  • 12. 

    Decide whether the citation below is from a popular or scholarly source.Brimmer, Andrew F. "Competition and Integration of Black Enterprises in the American Economy." Review of Black Political Economy 29.3 (2002): 9-50.

    • A.

      Scholarly source

    • B.

      Popular source

    Correct Answer
    A. Scholarly source
    Explanation
    The citation provided includes the author's full name, the title of the article, the name of the journal, and the specific volume and issue number. This level of detail suggests that the source is likely a scholarly article. Additionally, the journal title, "Review of Black Political Economy," indicates a focus on a specific academic field. Scholarly sources are typically written by experts in a field and undergo a rigorous peer-review process, making them more reliable and authoritative than popular sources.

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  • 13. 

    Databases can contain which of the following types of information:

    • A.

      Abstracts

    • B.

      Citations

    • C.

      Full-text articles

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because databases can indeed contain abstracts, citations, and full-text articles. Databases are designed to store and organize various types of information, including these three mentioned. Abstracts provide a summary of an article or research, citations include references to other works, and full-text articles contain the complete content of a publication. Therefore, all three options are valid types of information that can be found in databases.

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  • 14. 

    You have this citation for an article: ​Tweeney, Dylan F. "Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users." PC World April 2003:36 ​What terms would you search for in the Local Catalog to see if Sterne Library owns this article?

    • A.

      Search the article title: "Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users."

    • B.

      Search the magazine title: PC World

    • C.

      Search the author: Dylan F. Tweeney

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Search the magazine title: PC World
    Explanation
    To determine if Sterne Library owns the article, one should search for the magazine title "PC World" in the local catalog. This is because the citation states that the article was published in PC World magazine in April 2003. By searching for the magazine title, one can find out if the library has a copy of that specific issue of PC World, which would likely include the article "Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users" by Dylan F. Tweeney.

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  • 15. 

    You have this citation for an article: ​Tweeney, Dylan F. "Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users." PC World April 2003:36 ​What terms would you search for in a database to see if Sterne Library has assess to this article?

    • A.

      Search for all or part of the author: Dylan F. Tweeney

    • B.

      Search the magazine title: PC World

    • C.

      Search part of the the article title: "Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users."

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because in order to determine if Sterne Library has access to this article, you would need to search for all or part of the author's name (Dylan F. Tweeney), the magazine title (PC World), and part of the article title ("Now They're After You: Music Cops Target Users"). By searching for all of these terms in a database, you can determine if the article is available in the library's collection.

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  • 16. 

    Using the web is the most effective and efficient way to find: 

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Scholarly journals

    • C.

      Current news

    Correct Answer
    C. Current news
    Explanation
    The web is a vast and constantly updated source of information, making it the most effective and efficient way to find current news. Books and scholarly journals may provide valuable information, but they are not as timely or easily accessible as the web when it comes to finding the most up-to-date news.

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  • 17. 

    The webpages found at the top of my search results are the most reliable sources of information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The order in which results are displayed has nothing to do with reliability.

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  • 18. 

    One of the things you should consider when evaluating a web page is whether that page has a strong bias.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When evaluating a web page, it is important to consider whether the page has a strong bias. This means that the page may present information in a one-sided or slanted manner, promoting a specific viewpoint or agenda. Recognizing bias is crucial for critical thinking and forming well-rounded opinions. By being aware of bias, individuals can seek out multiple perspectives and make more informed judgments about the credibility and reliability of the information presented on the web page.

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  • 19. 

    Where on our webpage can you find the option to chat with a Librarian?

    • A.

      Services

    • B.

      Local Catalog

    • C.

      Ask Us

    • D.

      My Account

    Correct Answer
    C. Ask Us
    Explanation
    The option to chat with a Librarian can be found under the "Ask Us" section on our webpage.

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  • 20. 

    Where on our website can you go to renew your books? 

    • A.

      Ask US

    • B.

      My Account

    • C.

      Service

    • D.

      Local Catalog

    Correct Answer
    B. My Account
    Explanation
    To renew your books on our website, you can go to "My Account." This section of the website is specifically designed for managing your account details, including renewing books, checking due dates, and reviewing your borrowing history. It provides a convenient and accessible platform for users to handle their library transactions and keep track of their borrowed items.

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