Search Strategy Quiz: Right Search Terms Test!

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Search Strategy Quiz: Right Search Terms Test!

This quiz will test your knowledge about Creating a Search Strategy when it comes to the right search terms one can use on the internet. Choose a User ID and enter your name and email to begin the quiz. If you choose an incorrect answer, look for the explanation at the top of the page ("view answer"). Give it a try and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following concepts are more general than the term "toddlers"?
    • A. 

      Infants

    • B. 

      3-year-olds

    • C. 

      Pre-schoolers

    • D. 

      Children

  • 2. 
    If you were doing research on the effects of sleep deprivation on children's behavior, what should you enter in the database search box?
    • A. 

      Effects of sleep deprivation on children's behavior

    • B. 

      Sleep, deprivation, children's, behavior

    • C. 

      Sleep deprivation AND children AND behavior AND effects

    • D. 

      Sleep OR children AND behavior AND effects

  • 3. 
    If the search terms you chose are not returning good results, what would you do to expand your search? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Use the thesaurus in the database to find similar terms

    • B. 

      Read an encyclopedia article about your subject and use terms from the article

    • C. 

      Restart your computer and try again

    • D. 

      Check the spelling of the terms you have used

  • 4. 
    You have chosen the topic "the effects of teacher support on the development of children's social skills." How do you break down the concepts to perform a database search?
    • A. 

      Effects of teacher support, children's development skills, social

    • B. 

      Effects, teacher, support, development, children, social, skills

    • C. 

      Effects, teacher support, development, children, social skills

    • D. 

      Teacher developing support, effects on children, social skills

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is more narrow than the term "disorder"?
    • A. 

      Problem

    • B. 

      Autism

    • C. 

      Health

    • D. 

      Injury

  • 6. 
    You are writing a paper on the topic of non-parents bonding with the children they care for. You've used the thesaurus to come up with a few terms related to "non-parents." How would you combine the following terms so that your results will include any of the following types of the caregiver? nanny_______ babysitter_______ care-giver _______ governess _______ au pair
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      NOT

  • 7. 
    You are writing a paper about preventing obesity in children, but you don't want articles that discuss adults at all. Complete the following search string: prevention AND obesity AND children ______ adults
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      NOT

  • 8. 
    You are writing a paper about domestic violence in homes with young children. Complete the following search string: domestic violence _____ children
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      NOT