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1. I need sources of literary criticism on Langston Hughes. Which of the following will yeild the best results?
Langston Hughes (title search)
Hughes Langston (subject search)
Langston Hughes (author search)

2. What information do I need from the UA libraries' catalog to locate the following book on the shelf? Author: Hawking, S.W.(Stephen W) Title: A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes
title of the book
Author's name
call number and location
call number

3. You want to search the UA libraries catalog for books about the environment. The term has several forms, so you decide to truncate it. What would you type in search box to retrieve all three of these: environmentalism, environment, environmentalist?

4. The call number of a book tells you:
How long you may check out the item
Where the item is located in the library
How old the item is

5. Where is this book located in the UA libraries sysytem? Author: Popcorn Faith Title:EVEolution : the eight truths of marketing to women Call Number:HF5415.33.U6 P66 2000
Gorgas Library
Business Library
Education Library

6. If, as the result of a Catalog search you find one releveant book on your topic, a good strategy for finding additional books on this topic is to physically browse the book's call number area.

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