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  • 1. 
    Module 1. Undergraduates may check out books from the Open Shelves for how long?
    • A. 

      1 week

    • B. 

      2 weeks

    • C. 

      1 month

    • D. 

      1 year

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 2. 
    Module 1. To check out library books, you need?
    • A. 

      Your ID/Passport

    • B. 

      Your birth certificate

    • C. 

      Your high school certificate

    • D. 

      Your UWC student card

    • E. 

      None of the above


  • 3. 
    Module 1. If you need the book on Law, where would you find this book at the Main Library? (See Shelf Guide)
    • A. 

      Level 5

    • B. 

      Level 7

    • C. 

      Level 8

    • D. 

      Level 9


  • 4. 
    A book review is an example of a(n)?
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Encyclopaedia article

    • D. 

      Government document


  • 5. 
    Module 2. The best type of source for a brief, general treatment of a subject is?
    • A. 

      An encyclopaedia article

    • B. 

      A primary source

    • C. 

      A periodical article

    • D. 

      A book


  • 6. 
    Module 2. The Online catalogue for UWC Library, allows you to search for items such as?
    • A. 

      Books

    • B. 

      Government documents

    • C. 

      Videos

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 7. 
    Module 3. Which strategy would retrieve the fewest citations?
    • A. 

      Women AND discrimination

    • B. 

      Women OR discrimination OR education

    • C. 

      Women AND discrimination AND education

    • D. 

      Discrimination


  • 8. 
    Module 3. Which of the following symbols is typically used to search for a root of a word and pick up any ending?
    • A. 

      + (plus sign)

    • B. 

      * (asterisk)

    • C. 

      : (colon)

    • D. 

      = (equal sign)


  • 9. 
    Module 3. If you were going to search a research database, which search statement is most appropriate for the following question?  "How does social adjustment relate to family relations?"
    • A. 

      Relate AND family relations OR social adjustment

    • B. 

      Relate AND social adjustment

    • C. 

      Relate AND family relations

    • D. 

      Family relations AND social adjustment

    • E. 

      Relate OR family relations OR social adjustment


  • 10. 
    Module 4. A citation may contain the following elements except?
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Library name

    • D. 

      Date


  • 11. 
    Module 4. Which type of publication is below? Marshall, L.A. (1998). A guide to learning independently. Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman.
    • A. 

      Magazine or journal article

    • B. 

      Newspaper

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      Government document

    • E. 

      Essay


  • 12. 
    Module 4. Which type of publication is below? Petersen, I.,  Louw, J. and Dumont, K. (2009). Adjustment to university and academic performance among disadvantaged students in South Africa. Educational Psychology, 29:1, 99-115.
    • A. 

      Magazine or journal article

    • B. 

      Newspaper

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      Government document

    • E. 

      Essay


  • 13. 
    Module 5. The Internet is?
    • A. 

      A bibliographic database

    • B. 

      A well-organized online catalogue

    • C. 

      A worldwide network of computers

    • D. 

      A U.S. network of computers


  • 14. 
    Module 5. The best way to find references to articles from a scholarly journal is to?
    • A. 

      Search the Internet with Google

    • B. 

      Search a research database

    • C. 

      Search the UWC Library online catalogue

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 15. 
    Module 5. Locate the following Internet site: http://www.aau.org Which organization is responsible for this site?
    • A. 

      Association of African Union

    • B. 

      African Association Union

    • C. 

      Association of African Universities


  • 16. 
    Module 6. You have found an article published in 1982 about the most recent trends in project management. Would this be appropriate for a presentation in your business class on how to work together in a team?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 17. 
    Module 6. Is the Journal of Popular Music Studies peer-reviewed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 18. 
    Module 6. Which three (3) of the following web sites would be considered sources of reliable information? A. DEFCON Hackers' Convention http://www.defcon.org      B. Statistics South Africa http://www.statssa.gov.za       C. Angela Smith's Homepage http://www.geocities.com/angesmith_nz      D. Michael Smith's Homepage http://www.public.asu.edu/~mesmith9      E. The Holocaust Hoax http://christianparty.net/holocaust.htm      F. South African Heart Association http://www.saheart.org/
    • A. 

      A, B, E

    • B. 

      A, B, F

    • C. 

      A, C, E

    • D. 

      B, D, E

    • E. 

      B, D, F


  • 19. 
    Module 7. Stealing someone's ideas and presenting them as your own is called:?
    • A. 

      Citation

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      Fair use

    • D. 

      Copyright


  • 20. 
    Module 7. You may find out how to cite sources by consulting?
    • A. 

      An encyclopedia

    • B. 

      A periodical index

    • C. 

      A biography

    • D. 

      A style manual


  • 21. 
    Module 7. It is legal for a university student to photocopy a journal article to use later as a source for a research paper.?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 22. 
    Module 8. An organized plan for gathering information from a variety of sources is called?
    • A. 

      Boolean logic

    • B. 

      Main concepts

    • C. 

      Search strategy

    • D. 

      Truncation


  • 23. 
    Module 8. To find out whether a journal is available at UWC Library, check?
    • A. 

      An index

    • B. 

      A bibliography

    • C. 

      The periodical title list

    • D. 

      Interlibrary loan


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