"Research Skills Scavenger Hunt"
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? ____________________________________________________________ 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? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 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? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 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? ____________________________________________________________ g. Of the magazine articles, how many full text articles are there? ____________________________________________________________ h. How many academic journal articles are there? ___________________________________________________________