Library Knowledge Test! Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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Library Knowledge Test! Ultimate Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which strategies may be useful if your library catalogue search yields too many results?
    • A. 

      Add a search term

    • B. 

      Try narrower search terms

    • C. 

      Try a narrower search

    • D. 

      Find one useful item and use the Subject headings as a pathway to similar items

    • E. 

      Limit by location or collection

  • 2. 
    You can access the library catalog anywhere you can access the internet?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which search would be the best option if you're not sure of the exact title of a book but can remember a few words of the title?
    • A. 

      All titles alphabetical

    • B. 

      Title keywords

    • C. 

      General keywords

    • D. 

      Author keywords

  • 4. 
    If you want to find something on a subject which search would be most useful?
    • A. 

      General keywords

    • B. 

      Subject keywords

    • C. 

      Subject alphabetical

  • 5. 
    How should you start your search in the library catalogue if you are looking for a book by someone named Brian Campbell on the subject 'climate change', ?
    • A. 

      Enter the words 'climate change' in the search box

    • B. 

      Ask the librarian the exact title and THEN go to the catalogue

    • C. 

      Enter the keywords 'campbell climate change' in the search box and search using the General keywords search

  • 6. 
    What is the peer review process?
    • A. 

      When other students assess your assignment

    • B. 

      When experts in the field assess a piece of scholarly research

    • C. 

      When a lecturer marks an assignment

  • 7. 
    Subject Guides are pathways to resources in your subject. Which of the following types of information are contained in Subject Guides?
    • A. 

      Subject-specific databases

    • B. 

      Unit readers

    • C. 

      Subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries

    • D. 

      Multi-discipline databases

    • E. 

      Web sites

  • 8. 
    Which statement about call numbers is true? 
    • A. 

      They are only assigned to books

    • B. 

      They are organized by subject

    • C. 

      They indicate if the item is checked out or not

  • 9. 
    Which would be the best search to find a book on your reading list?
    • A. 

      Title keyword

    • B. 

      All titles alphabetical

    • C. 

      Serial titles alphabetical

    • D. 

      Author keyword

  • 10. 
    Which is the broadest search?
    • A. 

      General keywords

    • B. 

      Subject keywords

    • C. 

      All titles alphabetical

    • D. 

      Subject alphabetical

  • 11. 
    Journals are also called?
  • 12. 
    If you were browsing the library shelves which of the following Library of Congress call numbers should come before DU 117.D48 1994?
    • A. 

      DU 117 .C34 1976

    • B. 

      S 117 .M87 2000

    • C. 

      NT 32 .B54 2004

  • 13. 
    Is the following statement about catalogue records true or false? A catalogue record contains details that identify a particular title, including bibliographic details, what it is about, format of the item eg CD, print or electronic, which library the item is held in and where it is in that library (call number).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The library catalog lists material held (both print and electronic) in all University of Tasmania libraries. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    How would you find the most useful databases for a particular topic? 
    • A. 

      Search the internet

    • B. 

      Search the library catalogue

    • C. 

      Check the library Subject Guides

  • 16. 
    Why would you use a library database? 
    • A. 

      To find articles in journals

    • B. 

      To search the internet

    • C. 

      To check your email

  • 17. 
    You can 'cut and paste' information from websites and use them in your assignments without worrying about plagiarism because what's on the internet is freely available.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following examples is plagiarism?
    • A. 

      Lifting a five line quote from a website, indenting the quote and including a citation

    • B. 

      Using a sentence from a book without putting it in quotation marks

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing an author's ideas without citing the author

    • D. 

      Using another person's words, enclosing them in quotation marks but not acknowledging the author by name

    • E. 

      Including a citation to the author but changing the wording only slightly, such as using a similar sentence structure and substituting synonyms

  • 19. 
    How can plagiarism be detected?
    • A. 

      Assignments can be 'fed' through a special software that detects plagiarism

    • B. 

      Your teacher, tutor or lecturer can detect changes in tone or expression

    • C. 

      You teacher, tutor or lecturer is familiar with the literature in their subject and may recognize when you have used another person's words or ideas

  • 20. 
    Ways to guard against accidental plagiarism include:
    • A. 

      Keeping thorough notes of your sources (not on scraps of paper that are easily lost!)

    • B. 

      Referencing thoroughly

    • C. 

      Jotting down the main ideas in your own words in point form. This also helps you understand the material.

    • D. 

      Thinking carefully about what you are paraphrasing.

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