OPAC: Online Public Access Catalog! Library Search Skills Quiz

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OPAC: Online Public Access Catalog! Library Search Skills Quiz - Quiz

Below is an Opac: Online Public Access Catalog Library Search Skills Quiz. Libraries contain a lot of books, and if one is not able to understand how books are arranged, they may waste time looking for one particular book. This quiz offers you some practice searching in the EISP OPAC. Give it a try and get some practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Search for all books written by Eoin Colfer. How many are there?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    Go to Basic or Advanced Search and put the author's name into the field "Autor".

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  • 2. 

    How many "online content" (e.g. web site, CD-ROM) items does the Library have on MATHEMATICS? Remember: I want only online content, no books.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Go to Advanced search, type in the word 'mathematics' into the field 'Any words' or 'Title'. Tick the 'Online content' option in the 'Limit by:' menu on the right-hand side.

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  • 3. 

    How many dictionaries the Library has?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      47

    • C.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 50
    Explanation
    Go to Basic Search and put the word 'dictionary' into the search field (searching through Title, Author, Subject and Series).

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  • 4. 

    Search for books on medicine. Search using the Basic Search the Title (all words) option. How many results did you get?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 because when using the Basic Search with the Title (all words) option, the search will return a list of books that have all the words in the title. Therefore, there were 4 results found when searching for books on medicine.

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  • 5. 

    Search for books on medicine. Search using the Basic Search (the first option) and then by searching for Subject only. Compare the two numbers of results. What did you find? Please compare results for all-fields and subject search. Which has fewer results?

    • A.

      Basic Search: 13 x Subject:10

    • B.

      Basic Search: 5 x Subject: 12

    • C.

      Basic Search: 21 x Subject: 9

    Correct Answer
    A. Basic Search: 13 x Subject:10
    Explanation
    The subject search consistently returns fewer results compared to the basic search. This suggests that searching for books on medicine using only the subject field narrows down the search and provides more specific and relevant results.

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