LIS 518: Reference Sources Game

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LIS 518: Reference Sources Game

The goal of this quiz is to gain a better understanding of the reference sources available in libraries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where can I find a list of places with detailed descriptions?
  • 2. 
    What is a book for a traveler that does not include maps where longitude and latitude of places can be found? 
  • 3. 
    What is a good source for travelers?
  • 4. 
    What is a condensed and simple version of a manual?
  • 5. 
    What is a simple book on one subject without specific instructions
  • 6. 
    How do you define an Index?
    • A. 

      A compilation of sources of information, provides literature on a specific subject or by a specific author

    • B. 

      Lists citations to periodical articles, books, and proceedings, and tells where they can be found

    • C. 

      An alphabetical listing of keywords or phrases found in work of an author or in a collection of writings

    • D. 

      Usually a one-volume work with statistics and a compilation of specific facts

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would you NOT expect to see in an Index?
    • A. 

      List of years in which index covers

    • B. 

      List of abbreviations

    • C. 

      Explanation of Index entries

    • D. 

      List of periodicals indexed

  • 8. 
    What is the definition of a chronology?
    • A. 

      An alphabetical listing of keywords or phrases found in work of an author or work in a collection of writings

    • B. 

      Lists the events described in order of the date on which they occurred

    • C. 

      Treats one broad subject in brief, or gives a brief survey of a subject

    • D. 

      Usually a one-volume work with statistics and a compilation of specific facts

  • 9. 
    For which of the following reasons would you consult a chronology? Hint: You can choose more than one. 
    • A. 

      To find a list of key dates during a specific time period

    • B. 

      To determine historical significance of author and their works

    • C. 

      To look up detailed facts on specific events

    • D. 

      To read about trends and statistics from previous years

  • 10. 
    Which of the following varieties of subject encyclopedias does NOT pertain to the Humanities?
    • A. 

      An Encyclopedia of Art History

    • B. 

      An Encyclopedia of Psychology

    • C. 

      An Encyclopedia of Religion

    • D. 

      An Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  • 11. 
    True or False: Encyclopedias may list statistical data from surveys or studies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following reference sources would be the best to use to find immediate information on famous artworks and their artists?
    • A. 

      Biographical Dictionary

    • B. 

      Bibliography

    • C. 

      Chronology

    • D. 

      Encyclopedia of Art

  • 13. 
    Fill in the blank: A ________ provides a list of words, and describes how each word is used within a particular book or collection of works. 
    • A. 

      Dictionary

    • B. 

      Concordance

    • C. 

      Index

    • D. 

      Directory

  • 14. 
    True or False: A concordance can be devoted completely to a single author’s body of work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following reference sources would be the best to use when trying to find the phone number of a company’s CEO? 
    • A. 

      Gazetteer

    • B. 

      Guidebook

    • C. 

      Directory

    • D. 

      Index

  • 16. 
    Which of the following reference sources would be the best to use when examining the contextual meaning of a word within a historical work?
    • A. 

      Encyclopedia

    • B. 

      Chronology

    • C. 

      Almanac

    • D. 

      Concordance

  • 17. 
    True or False: A gazetteer lists the names and contact information of employees or departments within an organization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What is a Primary Source? 
    • A. 

      A source from your library of origin

    • B. 

      A source from the historical event or the direct source (I.E: A diary from someone who went through the event, a painting, or a tool from a time period)

    • C. 

      A source that is the first one you used in a paper.

    • D. 

      A piece of information someone told you directly.

  • 19. 
    What is a secondary source
    • A. 

      A source you got from a different library than your college library

    • B. 

      A source that a friend of the friend told you about.

    • C. 

      A source about a historical event that is not from the time period (A journal article printed in 1975 about WWI, etc.)

    • D. 

      A source that is secondary in your research.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following did George Washington use to determine annual weather forecasts? 
    • A. 

      Guidebook

    • B. 

      Evening Weather Forecast

    • C. 

      Almanac

    • D. 

      Chronology

  • 21. 
    In addition to providing weather forecasts, Almanacs can also provide which of the following: 
    • A. 

      Historical Facts

    • B. 

      Farmer’s Planting Dates

    • C. 

      Sports Features

    • D. 

      Highlight Poets’ Works

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 22. 
    What would you use to find the geographical mapping of regions throughout the world? 
    • A. 

      Almanac

    • B. 

      Atlas

    • C. 

      Yearbook

    • D. 

      Gazetteer

  • 23. 
    A/An _________ can provide historical perspective of the development of territories into states, and political boundaries. 
    • A. 

      Guidebook

    • B. 

      Concordance

    • C. 

      Atlas

    • D. 

      Dictionary

  • 24. 
    Where would be a good place to beginning researching about Albert Einstein’s accomplishments? 
    • A. 

      Bibliographic Dictionary

    • B. 

      Encyclopedia

    • C. 

      Dictionary

    • D. 

      Guidebook

  • 25. 
    True or False: Who’s Who of America would include a bibliographic entry on Princess Diana
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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