Searching the Online Catalog Click Here to Test what you know
1) Where can you access the media center online catalog? a) Media Center b) Computer Lab c) Home d) All of the abovePhoto used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/montereypubliclibrary/with/2555508736/
You CAN access the online catalog from the Media Center. But you can also access it from any computer that has an internet connection. All you have to do is go to the high school website and then to the media center, then click on search online catalog. Click here to go back and answer the question again.Photo used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/montereypubliclibrary/with/2555508736/
You CAN access the online catalog from the Computer Lab. But you can also access it from any computer that has an internet connection. All you have to do is go to the high school website and then to the media center, then click on search online catalog. Click here to go back and answer the question again.Photo used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/montereypubliclibrary/with/2555508736/
Yes, you CAN access the online catalog from your home, but you can also access it from any computer that has an internet connection. All you have to do is go to the high school website and then to the media center, then click on search online catalog. Click here to go back and answer the question again.Photo used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/montereypubliclibrary/with/2555508736/
That’s right. You can access the online catalog from any computer that has internet access. Click here to go to the next question.Photo used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/montereypubliclibrary/with/2555508736/
2) Your friend tells you about a book calledIdentical by Ellen Hopkins. How would yousearch for this book?a) Subjectb) Keywordc) Titled) Author
The subject of the book is what the book isabout. Since “identical” doesn’t reallyindicate the subject of the book, that wouldnot be a good way to search for this book.Click here to go back and try again.
A keyword search is good for when you want tosearch the title, author, or description to find a book.It will return many results, so it’s best not to use it ifyou know the author or title of the book.Click here to try again.
That’s right! You know what the title of thebook is, so why not use it? When you enterthe book’s title and then click TITLE to dothe search, you get exactly what you arelooking for.Click here to go to the next question.
You COULD search by author since you know what that is, butwhen you do an author search your results will be all the books inthe media center by that author. You’ll then have to scroll throughthem to get to the one you want. The best way to search for abook if you know the title is to typye that title and then click TITLEto do a search for that particular book.You get partial credit for that answer, so you can click here to go tothe next question.
3)If you are trying to find abook about art, you wouldsearch by:a) Titleb) Authorc) Subjectd) Keyword
If you did a TITLE search for Art, your resultswould be every book in the media centerwith Art in the title. That would includefiction, graphic novels, as well as referenceand non-fiction.Go back and try again.
If you searched the word artby AUTHOR, you would getall authors whose first or lastnames are ART.Go back and try again.
That’s right! When you aretrying to find a book that isabout a certain subject, youdo a SUBJECT search. Thisway only books about art aregiven in the results.Go on to the next question.
A keyword search is betterthan author or title, but it’sstill not the BEST answer.When you search for books bykeyword, you get results thatinclude every book with theword ART in its title, author’sname, description, and title.That could mean more than100 books to sift through.Go back and try the questionagain.
4. What type of search would you do to find all books by John Grisham?a) Keyword search for Johnb) Author search for Grishamc) Title search for Johnd) Subject search for Grisham
Do you know how many books are writtenby John? You would have to go throughhundreds of books in your results just to getto the John Grisham books by doing akeyword search. A keyword search returnsresults that contain the words “John” in theauthor, title, subject and description.Go back and see if you can find a betteranswer.
That’s perfect! When you want to find booksby a particular author, do an AUTHOR searchso that your results are exactly what youwant. If the person has a more common lastname, you would need to also include his firstname, but since there is only one Grisham inthe media center catalog, that would be theright answer.Go on to the next question.
A title search for John would giveyou only books that have John inthe title.Go back and try again.
A subject search returns only books that are ABOUT John Grisham. Whileyou may enjoy reading about him, you’ll have to do a different kind ofsearch to find books that are BY him.Go back and try again.
5. An autographical book by Dave Pelzer called“A Child Called It” would probably have thesecall numbers:a) F Pelb) F Chic) 921 Peld) 921 Chi
An F in front of the call numbers means that the bookis a work of fiction.The Pel after the F means that the book was writtenby someone whose last name starts with thoseletters, so you did answer that part of the questioncorrectly.Go back and try again.
An F in front of the letters means that the book is awork of fiction. We know that this is anautobiography, so it is non-fiction, not fictional.Go back and try again.
That’s right! This is a non-fiction bookbecause we know it is anautobiography. Non-fiction books arecategorized by their Dewey Decimalnumbers, and 921 representsbiographical books.The letters Pel mean that the bookwas written by someone whose lastname starts with those letters, so anautobiographical book by Dave Pelzerwould be 921 Pel.Go on to the next question.
You almost got it right! The numbers 921 mean that itis a nonfiction book, located in the biography section.You may have thought that because the book startswith (A) “Child” that the first three letters would beChi. Remember, the first three letters usuallyrepresent the author’s last name.Go back and try again.
6) What might the name of abook with these callnumbers be: F Sewa) If I Were Your Boyfriend, by Earl Sewellb) How to Sew by Karen E. Kunkelc) A History of the Armed Forces by Dan Sewerd) All of the above
That’s right. F lets us knowit’s a fiction book and Sewlets us know that it’s bysomeone whose last namestarts with Sew.Go on to the next question.
A book called How to Sew isprobably not going to be afiction book. Also, the lettersSew in the call numberrepresent the AUTHOR’S lastname, not the title of thebook.Go back and try again.
The book is by Dan Sewer, soyou would be right inassuming the book is bysomeone whose last namestarts with Sew. However,the title of the book appearsto be a non-fiction bookinstead of fiction.Go back and try again.
Only one of the answers iscorrect. You are looking for afictional book by someonewhose last name starts withSew.Go back and try again.
7. What section of the media center would youfind the encyclopedias?a) Fictionb) Non-fictionc) Graphic Novelsd) Reference
Now you know that the encyclopedias are notworks of fiction.Go back and try again.
That’s a good guess. Encyclopedias are non-fiction, but you won’t find them with all the othernon-fiction books. Here’s a hint: You can’t checkout encyclopedias or any of the other books in thissection.Go back and try again.
Graphic novels are books written with text andart, usually in comic strip format. You won’t findthe encyclopedias in that section.Go back and try again.
That’s right! Encyclopedias are reference booksand they are located in the reference section ofthe media center.Go on to the next question.
8. Where would you find this book in themedia center?a) Non-fictionb) Fiction
Although this book cover doesn’t come right out andsay it is fiction, you can assume by the title and thephoto on the front that it is make-believe.Try again.
That’s right. If the title and illustrationdidn’t give it away, you could also tellfrom the series title at the top of thebook.Click here to go on to the nextquestion.
9. What section of the media center wouldyou find this book?a) Fictionb) Non-fiction
Correct!!!This fictional book about vampires andwerewolves is one of the most popularfiction books in the media center.Go to the next question.
This story was made up in the author’smind….so it’s not NONFICTION.Go back and try again.
9. The Stephen King novels are in thefiction section.a) Trueb) False
That’s right!You’ll find almost every book writtenby Stephen King in the fiction sectionof the media center.Go to the next slide.
Here’s a hint: novels are works ofFICTION.Try again.