Information Literacy

  1. What is Technical Services?
    The area of the library most patrons never see. Responsible for ordering books and journals, also responsible for the online material such as the online card catalog.
  2. What is Public Services?
    The area of the library that deals directly with the patrons. These include the Information Desk (also known as Reference Desk) where you can get answers to your questions. Also the Circulation Desk where you check out items.
  3. What does ILL stand for?
    Interlibrary loan.
  4. What are the 4 major formats of information found in a library?
    • Print: Paper - Books, magazines, newspapers, pamplets
    • Electronic: Computer - CD's, Internet
    • Audiovisual: Machines that play back - Slides, films, audiocassettes or cd's, VCR tapes, DVD's or CD's
    • Microform: Machines that enlarge - Microfilm, Microfiche
  5. Books, journals and other materials the library has are called what?
  6. A collection made up of items for use -only- in the library is called what?
    Reference Collection
  7. What would a Reference Collection include?
    Almanacs, Atlases, Maps, Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, statistical materials, dictionary, handbooks
  8. What is the Circulating Collection?
    The items that can be checked out of the library. These include fiction books, nonfiction books, audio books and DVD's and other audiovisual items
  9. Which collection includes magazines, journals, newspapers?
    The Periodical Collection
  10. Can the Periodical Collection be checked out?
    No, but you can make copies of an article if you need it.
  11. What is the difference between Microfilm and Microfiche?
    Microfilm is rolls of film. Microfiche are sheets of film
  12. What does OPAC stand for?
    Online Public Access Catalog
  13. How many cards are filed for each item or book?
    One for the author's last name, one for the title, one or more for the general subject. There could also be cards for co-author, editor and illustrator
  14. What information is found on each card?
    Title, author's name, subject, item's location and call number
  15. Before you begin searching a database, what things should you do?
    Look up subject in Encyclopedia then:

    • 1. Write down words from you subject. As a phrase, sentence or question
    • 2. Identify keywords and concepts and make a list of them
    • 3. Include any synonyms or different forms of the word, including plurals or variations in spelling.
    • 4. Make list of keywords to exclude
  16. What is the most common search strategy for searching databases?
    Keyword search
  17. The keyword appears
    Anywhere. Title, subject, author, etc
  18. What is an abstract?
    A written summary or description of what's inside the book.
  19. What are the 3 Boolean Operators
    And, Or, Not
  20. Which 2 Boolean Operators narrows your search?
    And, Not
  21. Which Boolean Operator is typically used for synonyms?
  22. What are Venn diagrams?
    Boolean Operator searches diagramed out
  23. A wildcard symbol is also known as what?
    A truncation symbol
  24. Explain the difference between terminal and internal truncation
    Terminal is used for the end of a root word while internal replaces part of the root word with a wildcard
  25. What are the most common terminal truncation symbols
    *, ?, ! or $
  26. What is the most common internal truncation symbol
  27. What is another term for irrelevant information
    False Hits
  28. What are the 3 major classification schemes used by most libraries in the US?
    • Library of Congress (LC)
    • Dewey Decimal (DDC)
    • Superintendant of Documents (SuDocs)
  29. Which system to research and academic libraries use?
    LC - Library of Congress
  30. Government almost always uses what classification system?
    (SuDocs) Superintendent of Documents
  31. What 3 places does the call number appear?
    On the lower spine of the book, in the card catalog and in the online card catalog
  32. Which classification scheme uses numbers, letters, decimals, dashes, slashes and colors?
  33. Which classification uses numbers and decimals?
    Dewey Decimal
  34. Which classification sytems uses letters, numbers and decimals?
    LC - Library of Congress
  35. How many primary classes are there in the Dewey Decimal system?
  36. Name the 10 classes in the DDC
    • 000 - Generalities
    • 100 - Philosphy, Psychology, etc
    • 200 - Religion
    • 300 - Social Sciences
    • 400 - Language
    • 500 - Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • 600 - Technology and Applied Science
    • 700 - The Arts
    • 800 - Literature and Rhetoric
    • 900 - Geography and History

  37. How many primary classes does the Library of Congress have?
  38. What is another name for the primary classes of the LC
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Information Literacy
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