27 thoughts on “Questions for Exam #2

  1. What is the difference between a primary source and a secondary source? Please provide one example of each.

  2. When considering scholarly articles, what does it mean when an article is peer-reviewed?

    Why is it important to know if an article is peer-reviewed?

    What are the two widely used book classification systems?

  3. Which system of organization classifies and organizes books by subject (and generating call numbers for them) that is usually used in public libraries?

  4. What is an Interlibrary Loan and which libraries are those in the WRLC able to use?
    Give an example of a file extension for an ebook.
    Name 3 of the 5 Pillars of Wikipedia.

  5. What is the difference between a primary and secondary source. Give example of each

  6. What are the names of three vendors that give access to databases?

    What is the difference between the Dewey Decimal System and the Library of Congress’s organization system?

    What is a wiki?

  7. What system is used to generate call numbers?

    How are the call numbers organized?

  8. If a book is not available at Mason or through the WRLC, list at least one alternative option to still gain access to the material, if any.

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