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

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. What link would you click on the record to get a list of books on cosmology? Author: Dinwiddie, Robert Title: Universe Call Number: QB982 .U55 2005
Dinwiddie, Robert
QB982 .U55 2005

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

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
Education Library
Business 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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