MEM 4930 Mid-Term Exam Study Guide by guy24


									                   MEM 4930: Mid-Term Exam Study Guide

Standardized testing format

The topics listed below may appear on the exam in standardized testing format (short
answer, true/false, fill in the blank, multiple choice, etc.). Questions on the exam may be
taken from class lectures, readings, handouts and assignments. See also the Class
Resources section of the online syllabus for links & other resources to help you study

Key to Abbreviations listed below: Q = Quaratiello textbook, M = Mann textbook.

You should know these concepts:

   1. Steps of the research process (Cornell, Duke & mine)

   2. Definition & basic principles of information literacy (Association of College &
      Research Libraries)

   3. Citation & Annotated bibliographies:
          a. Be able to name the two different types of annotated bibliographies we
              went over in class.
          b. The two parts needed to make an annotated bibliography.
          c. The five essential elements for a correct book citation (See also Q 149).

   4. Library of Congress call numbers:
         a. The two call number systems most commonly used in U.S. libraries.
         b. Determine which types of libraries use which call numbers.
         c. Which type of call number system we use at UF.
         d. The three purposes a call number serves for a book (or other item).
         e. Be able to determine the proper order of books by their call numbers.

   5. Reference Sources:
         a. Know what a reference book is and how it differs from a regular book (Q
             49-51, see also the Library Vocabulary handout).
         b. Be able to identify the two types of encyclopedias: General &
             specialized/subject specific (Q 51-55, M 1-4+).

   6. UF Libraries Catalog:
         a. Understand what types of materials can be found in the catalog.
         b. Four ways of finding books (Q 19)
         c. Basic searching: Find books by author, title, & subject.
                 i. Be able to define and identify the following items: keyword, initial
                    article (see the Library Vocabulary handout).
                 ii. The strengths, weaknesses and uses of the various search methods
                     in the catalog.
           d. Advanced keyword searching
           e. How to refine a search:
                  i. Narrowing or broadening a search using multiple keywords,
                     Boolean Operators (And, Or, Not) and searching different fields,
                 ii. Using limiters to narrow the search (format, language, location,
           f. Define the phrase ‘controlled vocabulary’ (see the Library Vocabulary
              handout) & the usefulness of subject headings for finding resources.

   7. Identify the five criteria for evaluating a scholarly book or reference work.

   8. Understand & define library vocabulary (see the Library Vocabulary handout).

Hands-on searching & long answer section

The following topics may be given in a scenario based format. After finishing the
standardized questions (which students will hand in before doing the searching
questions), students will then search various electronic resources to find the answers to
the scenario based questions. Be sure you are familiar with how to use these
resources/tools so that you can find the answers efficiently during the exam. Questions
on the exam may be taken from class lectures, readings, handouts and assignments. You
should know how to do these tasks:

   1. Be familiar with the UF Libraries home page in order to find information about
      the Libraries, its services & collections (use your Library Orientation homework

   2. Properly cite a book (including reference works) in the style appropriate for your

   3. Evaluate books and reference works to determine if they are scholarly sources.

   4. Locate books in Library West (i.e. on which floor) according to their call number.

   5. Find a book on the shelf by call number.

   6. Brainstorm to come up with good keywords and effectively search electronic
      resources. Be able to come up with broader, narrower or related terms/synonyms
      for searching.

   7. Perform basic & advanced searches of the UF Libraries Catalog to find materials.
      Readings students are responsible for on the Mid-Term Exam

Quaratiello: Chap. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (p. 66-67), 6 (p. 84), 9 (p.148-153)

Mann: Chap. 1, 2, 3

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