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Information literacy - European Languages and Cultures: Answers

Question 1 + answer

What are appropriate sources to use in the orientation phase? Name two.

 

Answer:

 

The quickest way to find an initial subject is to look in a printed or online handbook or reference work. Look in the index and find the relevant entry. You will find the most important basic information about your subject.

Question 2 + answer

Name two ways to define your topic.

 

Answer:

 

There are various ways to define a topic, for example:

 

- geographical: which country/region?

- period: which year(s), decade, century?

- language: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic...

Question 3 + answer

For the following subject, find

 

- a synonym

- a different spelling

- a broader search term that will produce more results

 

Subject: Renaissance painting in 14th-century Tuscany

 

Answer:

 

If you have looked in handbooks or encyclopaedias, for example, you might have discovered the following:

- A synonym for the term ‘renaissance’ is ‘rebirth’, and ‘mannerism’ is the term for the late Renaissance.

- ‘14th-century’ can also be written as ‘fourteenth-century’.

- The 14th century is still within the period of history known as the Middle Ages, but the Renaissance continues into the Early Modern period.

- Tuscany is Toscana in Italian.

- ‘Italy’ is a broader search term for ‘Tuscany’.

 

These are just a few possible answers.