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LIS 407 Reference Services: Set One: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Reference Question Sets

Directions

 Dictionary and Encyclopedia Reference Question Assignment

 

 

Scope:

All questions are answerable using the “Source List of Selected Reference Titles” which has been given to you. All sources are available in the Beatley Library Reference Collection.

 

 

Limitations:

For this assignment, use only the print sources listed on the Source List.

 

 

Assignment:

Working in pairs you are to answer all questions on the list; searching skills are developed through practice. You will be asked to answer the questions and to give the source you used to find the answer by title, then volume if applicable, and page number(s).

 

 

 

HAVE FUN!    FINDING ANSWERS IS ADDICTING

Source List

Source List of Selected Reference Titles in the Beatley Library: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

 

  

Anchor Bible Dictionary
Beatley Ref. BS440 .A54 1992

 

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Beatley Ref. ML105 .B16 2001

 

Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Beatley Ref. PN41. B4 1996

 

Black's Law Dictionary
Beatley Ref. KF156 .B53 1990

 

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Beatley Ref. PN43 .B75 1999

 

Dictionary of American Biography
Beatley Ref. E176 .D56

 

Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles
Beatley Ref. PE2835 .C72

 

Dictionary of American History
Beatley Ref. E174 .D52 2003

 

Dictionary of American Regional English
Beatley Ref. PE2843 .D52 1985

 

Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Beatley Ref. PE1628 .F65 1991

 

Encyclopaedia Judaica
Beatley Ref. DS102.8 .E49

 

Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Beatley Ref. QH332 .E56 2004

 

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Beatley  Ref. Z1006 .E57 2010

 

Encyclopedia of Religion
Beatley Ref. BL31 .E46 2005

 

Eponyms Dictionaries Index
Beatley Ref. PE1596 .E64 1977

 

Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Beatley Ref. E184.A1 H35

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Science
Beatley Ref. H41 .I58 2001

 

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
Beatley Ref.  Q123 .M15 2003

 

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Beatley Ref. Q121.M3 2007

 

New Dictionary of American Slang
Beatley Ref. PE3729.U5 W4 1986

 

New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Beatley Ref. AE5 .E363 2007

 

New Grove Dictionary of American Music
Beatley Ref. ML101.U6 N48 2001

 

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Beatley Ref. ML100 .N48

 

New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Beatley Ref. ML102.15 .N48 1991

 

New Harvard Dictionary of Music
Beatley Ref. ML100 .A64 1986

 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Beatley Ref. HB61 .N49 2008

 

New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Beatley Ref. PN1021 .N39 1993

 

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Beatley Ref. PE1625 .O87 1989

 

Standard  Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend
Beatley Ref. GR35 .F82 1984

 

Webster’s New Dictionary of Synonyms

Beatley Ref.  PE 1591 .W4 1968

 

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language
Beatley Ref. PE1625 .W36 1986

 

    

Created by L. Allen Smith, revised by Linda Watkins

9/23/11

Questions

Questions

Reference Questions for LIS 407 

 

1.  According to a survey conducted by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, by 1975 how many US prisoners were the first humans on whom the safety of new drugs was tested?

2.  From what 19th century contest does the term “cake walk” originate? 

3.  According to Alexander H. Krappe, which English antiquarian coined the term folklore in 1846?

4.  What song did Charles Aznavour write for Edith Piaf?.    

5.  Can you find a 3 or 4 sentence summary of the novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert?  Give the first sentence.    

6.  What did the father of John Harvard, for whom Harvard College is named, do for a living? What did John Do?   

7.  List 3 words beginning with the letter S that are similar to the meaning of lurk. 

8.  Can you find a 1670 entry on the word librarian? What was the Librarian’s job in that year?