Information Literacy Post-test

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia
A post-test to test your information literacy skills after completing Modules 1 - 6.

  
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  • 1. 
    When books are arranged in correct order on the shelves by call number, which of the following call numbers will be first? D              DK          DA          DE          D 839           865         546          82           839 .G42         .H28        .L74        .A49        .G3 2004         1993        1986       2006        1987
    • A. 

      DA 546 .L74 1986

    • B. 

      D 839 .G3 1987

    • C. 

      D 839 .G42 2004

    • D. 

      DK 865 .H28 1993

    • E. 

      DE 82 .A49 2006


  • 2. 
    What does "55" in the citation below signify? Gomez, Elizabeth Avery; (2010). Computer-Supported Team-Based Learning: The Impact of Motivation, Enjoyment and Team Contributions on Learning Outcomes. Computer & Education, 55, 378-390.
    • A. 

      Number of references.

    • B. 

      Total number of pages.

    • C. 

      Volume number of periodical.

    • D. 

      Issue number.


  • 3. 
    To find out whether or not the Giorgetti Library owns a book you need, you should use?
    • A. 

      Internet search engines such as Google

    • B. 

      EBSCOhost

    • C. 

      Vermont Department of Libraries Online Catalog

    • D. 

      CSJ online catalog


  • 4. 
    Which of these keyword searches should retrieve the most results in an online database?
    • A. 

      Dyslexia Or learning disorders

    • B. 

      Dyslexia And learning disorders

    • C. 

      Dyslexia Not learning disorders

    • D. 

      Dyslexia


  • 5. 
    Yahoo! is?
    • A. 

      An online catalog.

    • B. 

      An internet search engine

    • C. 

      A research database

    • D. 

      A book


  • 6. 
    You should include references in your research paper because?
    • A. 

      References allow readers to determine the credibility of your sources

    • B. 

      References allow you to locate and read the sources yourself

    • C. 

      References give credit to authors

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about interlibrary loan (ILL) is true? [only one is true]
    • A. 

      Interlibrary Loan Service is absolutely free

    • B. 

      It may take up to two months to get the item you requested (particularly books)

    • C. 

      Interlibrary loan is available to alumni

    • D. 

      Interlibrary loan is a cooperative arrangement among all college and university libraries. It allows libraries to borrow books, or obtain journal articles from each other.


  • 8. 
    What is the best place to find a scholarly article?
    • A. 

      In an online research database

    • B. 

      On tne Internet

    • C. 

      In general interest magazines

    • D. 

      In reference books


  • 9. 
    Which is NOT the best strategy to use to narrow down an ERIC search in EBSCOhost?
    • A. 

      Boolean operators (And, Not)

    • B. 

      Date range

    • C. 

      Using the subject terms provided

    • D. 

      Document type (EJ and ED)


  • 10. 
    You have to find criticism on Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple.  In an online catalog you should
    • A. 

      Do an author search for Walker, Alice

    • B. 

      Do a subject search for The Color Purple

    • C. 

      Do a title search for The Color Purple

    • D. 

      Do a subject search for Walker, Alice


  • 11. 
    Journals differ from magazines in that
    • A. 

      Journals are important sources of acaemic research and are not intended for the general public

    • B. 

      Journals are published periodically

    • C. 

      Journals have volume numbers

    • D. 

      Journals are available by subscribtion


  • 12. 
    Which element from an online catalog record would you use to actually locate a book owned by the Giorgetti Library?
    • A. 

      The subject heading

    • B. 

      The ISBN

    • C. 

      The call number

    • D. 

      The Title


  • 13. 
    An index is
    • A. 

      A full text article

    • B. 

      A list of subjects, names, titles, etc. that helps you locate information

    • C. 

      A summary of a resource

    • D. 

      A quote from a book


  • 14. 
    Scholarly articles generally contain the following elements:
    • A. 

      A bibliography or a list of works cited

    • B. 

      An abstract to the contents of the article

    • C. 

      The author's affiliation or credentials

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 15. 
    To critically evaluate the qualifications of an author on a topic, you should condsider all but:
    • A. 

      Number and type of awards the author has received

    • B. 

      Author's age

    • C. 

      Author's educational background

    • D. 

      Other articles the author has written


  • 16. 
    Your instructor wants you to critically evaluate internet sources before using it.  You are using a site created by The American Cancer Society, which questions should you ask when evaluating this site?
    • A. 

      Does the site have an "About" or organizational mission page?

    • B. 

      Is the information factual and error-free? Can it be verified?

    • C. 

      Is there a bias present? Was this site designed to sway opinion?

    • D. 

      How current is the information presented?

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 17. 
    You are writing a paper on exercise and health and you use this phrase in a keyword search to find articles in one of the library databases. Your search, though, produces several thousand articles. Which of the following suggestions would help you retrieve fewer and more useful results?
    • A. 

      Narrow your topic to an aspect of exercise and health and use keywords that are more specific to your revised topic.

    • B. 

      Try the following terms instead: physical fitness and vitality.

    • C. 

      Try the same search on Google

    • D. 

      Search each of your keyword terms separately.


  • 18. 
    I can find a book by searching by the following fields in the Online catalog:
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Subject

    • C. 

      Title

    • D. 

      Keyword

    • E. 

      All of the abpve


  • 19. 
    Your instructor has asked you to use both Primary and Secondary sources for your reserach paper.  What is the difference?
    • A. 

      A Primary Source will report on, or critique an original work A Secondary Source .is original work such as diaries, letters, field experiments, etc.

    • B. 

      A Primary Source are encyclopedias, textbooks, etc. A Secondary Source would be interviewing someone who was in the Iraq War.

    • C. 

      A Primary Source is original work such as diaries, letters, field experiments, etc. A Secondary Source will report on, or critique an original work.

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 20. 
    Why use a keyword search when you are trying to locate resources in a research database
    • A. 

      You will get more results than you need

    • B. 

      Keyword searching allows you to combine terms which may produce better, more specific results

    • C. 

      The results will include only those items that are currently on the shelf

    • D. 

      Keyword searches are processed quicker by the computer system than subject searches


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