Library Terms & Research Concepts - Self Test

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1. What is a bibliographic citation?
A summary or evaluation of a particular book or article
An entry in a reference book
A source of information about a book or article that helps to locate the item
2.  What is a periodical index?
A listing of bibliographic citations for periodical articles about a specific subject
An electronic catalog that gives books, magazines, journals, and government publications owned by the library
A book that provides definitions, quick facts, statistics, and overviews of a topic
3. Which of the following periodicals contains articles that report original research and must be peer-reviewed before being published?
Popular Magazines
Scholarly Journals
Professional and Trade Journals
4. IUCAT (Indiana University Library CATalog) will tell you whether the IU Libraries own the article “The Aging Women in Popular Film.”

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