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Assessment of Familiarity with Library Terms

Can you match the term with the correct description?
Write the description number next to the correct library term.

 

 ____ Citation

____  Journal

____ MarchiveWeb Docs

____ Delta College Periodical Holdings List

____ InterLibrary Loan

____ FirstSearch - WorldCat

____ ValCat Catalog

____ Subject Headings

____ Library of Congress Call Number

____ NewsBank - Michigan Newspapers

____ MLA or APA

____ InfoTrac and FirstSearch

____ Keyword

____ Magazine

____ Abstract

____ Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature

____ FirstSearch - Social Science Abstracts

____ Annotation

____ Wikipedia

 

    1. Description of a source, which typically includes the title, author, publishing information, etc.
    2. Shelving code that keeps books about similar subjects near each other.
    3. Database for finding articles in select Michigan Newspapers back to the year 1998.
    4. A specialized subject index for finding citations to articles in scholarly periodicals.
    5. Library service for borrowing books and articles Delta does not own.
    6. Periodical written to satisfy the interests and reading abilities of the general public.
    7. Periodical written by and for specialists, often reporting research information.
    8. List of periodical and Government Document titles that Delta College owns in print.
    9. Source for finding books and other resources in Delta's library and area public libraries.
    10. Standardized term used to group information logically.
    11. Search term that can be retrieved from anywhere in a record (citation) - title, subject, abstract, etc.
    12. Paper index for finding citations for popular magazine articles.
    13. Styles of writing and citing sources.
    14. Comments about a source, usually critical or explanatory.
    15. Databases that index magazines, journals, newspaper articles, reference books, and more and often provide the full-text of articles.
    16. Index to U.S. Government publications including documents Delta Library owns.
    17. Online catalog to resources cataloged by world libraries, including books, eBooks, and evaluated Web sites.
    18. Paragraph that summarizes the content of a journal or magazine article.
    19. A collaborative Web site encyclopedia whose content is created by anyone.

______________________________  Stop!  Answer Key Below.  _________________________________

 

 

1

Citation

3

NewsBank - Michigan Newspapers

7

Journal

13

MLA and APA

16

MarchiveWeb Docs

15

InfoTrac and FirstSearch

8

Delta College Periodical Holdings List

11

Keyword

5

Interlibrary Loan

6

Magazine

17

FirstSearch - WorldCat

18

Abstract

9

ValCat Catalog

12

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature

10

Subject Heading

4

FirstSearch - Social Science Abstracts

2

Library of Congress Call Number

14

Annotation



19

Wikipedia

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