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1. You are looking for books by Christopher Marlowe. Which of the following searches will result in a list of works written by him?
Marlowe Christopher (keyword search)
Marlowe Christopher (author search)
Christopher Marlowe (author search)

2. 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?

3. Which item CANNOT be found in the UA libraries' catalog?
Journal title
Journal article
Book title

4. 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.

5. When performing an exact title search you leave out the beginning articles: A, An, The.

6. 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

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