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Direction: Select the appropriate answer, or answers, for each question . Each item may have more than one answer. Good luck. 1. Which of the following are uses for reference books? (Choose all that apply) all correct a. b. c. d. They Each They They summarize, digest, or review the literature on a topic is specifically structured to answer certain kinds of questions provide important background information to help focus your research questions point to literature contained in books, journals, and other publications

2. Which statement is NOT characteristic of a subject encyclopedia? Letter c a. Articles are produced by recognized scholars b. Articles provide an in-depth bibliography c. They cover a wide range of knowledge at a basic level d. They outline important concepts, issues, and arguments on a topic 3. If you were interested in gaining an understanding of the issues surrounding cloning or stem cell research, which two of the following subject encyclopedias would be most helpful? Letters a and d a. Encyclopedia of Human Biology b. Encyclopedia of Nursing c. Academic American Encyclopedia d. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics 4. To gain an understanding or background information on the morality of sweatshops, child laborers, and U.S. companies' exploitation of workers in third world nations, which of the following search might you try? Letter b a. b. c. Nike and encyclopedias human rights and encyclopedias sweatshops and encyclopedias

5. In addition to providing the definition of a word, an etymological dictionary, like the Oxford English Dictionary, also provides: (Check all that apply) all correct a. A history of the word b. The date the word first entered the language c. Examples of how the word has been used through time 6. Handbooks, companions, histories, and guides seek to provide an intellectual structure that orients a researcher to the most important sources for a given subject. true a. True b. False 7. 1,079,000 adults were in United States prisons in 1995. Which online catalog search strategy below will find the publication that contains this information? Letter c a. Prisoners United States Data b. Prisoners United States Facts and Information c. Prisoners United States Statistics

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Direction: Select the appropriate answer, or answers, for each question . Each item may have more than one answer. Good luck. 1. Which of the following are uses for reference books? (Choose all that apply) e. f. g. h. They summarize, digest, or review the literature on a topic Each is specifically structured to answer certain kinds of questions They provide important background information to help focus your research questions They point to literature contained in books, journals, and other publications

2. Which statement is NOT characteristic of a subject encyclopedia? a. Articles are produced by recognized scholars b. Articles provide an in-depth bibliography c. They cover a wide range of knowledge at a basic level d. They outline important concepts, issues, and arguments on a topic 3. If you were interested in gaining an understanding of the issues surrounding cloning or stem cell research, which two of the following subject encyclopedias would be most helpful? a. Encyclopedia of Human Biology b. Encyclopedia of Nursing c. Academic American Encyclopedia d. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics 4. To gain an understanding or background information on the morality of sweatshops, child laborers, and U.S. companies' exploitation of workers in third world nations, which of the following search might you try? d. e. f. Nike and encyclopedias human rights and encyclopedias sweatshops and encyclopedias

5. In addition to providing the definition of a word, an etymological dictionary, like the Oxford English Dictionary, also provides: (Check all that apply) a. A history of the word b. The date the word first entered the language c. Examples of how the word has been used through time 6. Handbooks, companions, histories, and guides seek to provide an intellectual structure that orients a researcher to the most important sources for a given subject. a. True b. False 7. 1,079,000 adults were in United States prisons in 1995. Which online catalog search strategy below will find the publication that contains this information? a. Prisoners United States Data b. Prisoners United States Facts and Information c. Prisoners United States Statistics