BORICUA COLLEGE

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

Project: Library Visit
Teacher: Professor Shumann
Student: Jacqueline Moreno Fine

USING THE LIBRARY

English Skills by John Langdon Pgs. 304-320

ACTIVITY pg. 307,308

Part A: Answer the following questions about the card catalog.

1. Is your library's book file an actual file of cards in drawers, or is the book file on computer terminals?
Computer terminal

2. What are the three ways of looking up a book in the library?
a. by titles
b. by author
c. by subject

3. Which section of the book file will help you research and limit a topic?
the subjects section

Part B: Use the library book file to answer the following questions.

1. What is the title of one book by Alice Walker?
The Color Purple

2. What is the title of one book by George Will?
Golf, the Modern Way

3. Who is the author of The Making of a President?
Barry Morton and Jeff Ramsey

4. Who is the author of A Seperate Place?
John Knowles

5. List two books dealing with the subject of marraige, and note thier authors.
a. Kentucky Black Marriages by Carol L. Sanders
b. Behind Place Doors by Nigel Dempster and Peter Evans

6. List two books deaking with the subject of AIDS, and note thier authors.
a. Reports from the Holocaust: the Story of an AIDS Activist by Larry Kramer
b. A Festival Fights AIDS in Texas by Sondra Lomax

7. Look up a book titled The Road Less Travelled or Passages or The American Way of Death and give the following informatiion:
a. Author Ann Quin
b. Publisher Calder and Boyars
c. Date of publication 1969
d. Call number D-19 2680
e. Subject headings: Novels

8. Look up a book written by Barbara Tuchman or Russell Baker or Bruce Catton and give the following information:
a. Title Taxation and Operations Abroad
b. Publisher Princeton
c. Date of publication 1960
d. Call number D-12 6642
e. Subject headings: Taxation, Investments, Congresses

Activity pg 309,310

Use the book stacks to answer the following set of questions.

Option 2 Dewey Decimal System (Numbers)

1. Books in the 320 area deal with
politics
2. Books in the 546 to 547 area deal with
chemistry
3. Books in the 636 area deal with
animals
4. Books in the 709 area dea with
art

Activity 3 pg 314

1. Look up a recent article on divorce in the Readers' Guide or another general magazine index and fill in the following information:
a. Article title How to File for your own Divorce
b. Author (if given) Edward A. Haman
c. Name of magazine Science and Business
d. Pages 238
e. Date 1998

2. Look up a recent article on date rape in the Readers' Guide or another general magazine index and fill in the following information:
a. Article title Everthing you Wanted to knoe about Date Rape
b. Author (if given) Frances Shuker-Haines
c. Name of magazine The Need to know Library
d. Pages pg 64
e. Date 1992

Activity pg 316

1. What is one of the encyclopedia that your library has?
Encyclopedia Americana
2. What unabridged dictionary does your library have?
The Oxford Guide to the English Language
3. Where is your library's pamphlet file located?
I used the NYPL and Library of Congress website for my research; did not go to an actual library.
4. Is there a booklet or small file that tells you what subject headings are included in the pamphlet file?
I used the NYPL and Library of Congress website for my research; did not go to an actual library.
Where is it?

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