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1. You want to search the UA libraries' catalog for books about publishing. The term has several forms, so you decide to truncate it. What would you type in the search box to retrieve all three of these: publisher, publishing, publish?
publish?
publish
publishin*

2. 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?
environment?
env!
environment

3. 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.
False
True

4. To find materials on the shelf in the library, you need:
Call slip to give to the Circulation Manager
Title of the work
ISBN number
Call number

5. When searching for a particular author in the libraries' catalog, which of the following do you enter?
Use punctuation marks
Include the person's status, such as Dr., Ms., etc
Capitalize the first letter of the first and last names

6. You are trying to find a copy of The plague (La Peste-original french title) by Albert Camus. Which of the following searches will work?
La peste (Title Search)
Plague (Title Search)
The Plague (Title Search)
 
     
 

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