Research Skills Scavenger Hunt

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					                   Research Skills Scavenger Hunt
         use www.macspage.com/research to answer the questions!

1. SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY CATALOG
     a. You’ve put off writing a paper about Marco Polo until the last minute!
        You need to get a library book today…use the catalog to find how many
        books on the subject of Marco Polo are at the Solvang Library. -
        ____________________________________________________________
     b. How many are written for juveniles?
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     c. What is the call number of one of those books?
        ____________________________________________________________
     d. You’re interested in a book called Marco Polo: Overland to China, but it’s
        at the Paso Robles Library. You want it delivered to Solvang. True or
        False: You can use the internet to have it placed on hold, transferred to
        Solvang, and receive an email or telephone call when it arrives.
        ____________________________________________________________

2. GALE REFERENCE DATABASE (Infotrac Periodicals)
     a. A teacher mentioned a magazine called Calliope to you. What is the
        subject of the magazine, and who is its target audience?
        ____________________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________
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     b. Joan Arno has written two articles in Calliope that are on the Gale
        Database. Use the Advanced Search feature to find their titles and write
        them below.
        ____________________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________
     d. How old was Battuta when he left home? Why did he go?
        ____________________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________________
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     e. Use the Advanced Search feature to find how many articles with the
        subject of Ibn Battuta are reprinted from Calliope in the Gale Database.
        ____________________________________________________________
     f. Do a subject search “Ibn Battuta.” How many magazine articles are there
        in the results?
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     g. Of the magazine articles, how many full text articles are there?
        ____________________________________________________________
     h. How many academic journal articles are there?
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