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FYE: Foundations of Research (What is Art For? McBreen)

Assignment

Keyword Searching in the Library Catalog

Go through the steps below, record your answers. Write a short reflection on what you discovered. 

  1. Do a keyword search in the library catalog on the topic of your choice. Choose a book that looks interesting. Write a short reflection on the experience. 
    • What is the title of the book?
  2. Click on the title of the book to get to the catalog page for that book. Using the 'Browse the Shelf' section, look at the books that appear on either side of your original book. 
    • What the titles on either side of the book you searched? 
    • Are they about the same or similar topics? 
  3. Now go to Amazon and search for the same book you found in the library catalog. Look at the 'Frequently bought together' and 'Books you may like' sections. 
    • What are two of the suggested titles? 
    • Are they about the same or similar topics? 
    • Were you surprised by any of the titles?