Test Your Database Skills

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Test Your Database Skills

Test your knowledge of searching the databases


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  • 1. 
    If you wanted to find research about either Australia or New Zealand which of the following search queries would be best?
    • A. 

      Australia AND New Zealand

    • B. 

      Australia OR New Zealand

    • C. 

      Australia NOT New Zealand

  • 2. 
    If you wanted to find out about university students chocolate consumption which of the following search queries would be best?
    • A. 

      Chocolate AND students

    • B. 

      Chocolate OR students

    • C. 

      Chocolate NOT students

  • 3. 
    If you wanted to find results about dogs but not dachshunds which of the following search queries would be best? 
    • A. 

      Dogs AND dachshunds

    • B. 

      Dogs NOT dachshunds

    • C. 

      Dogs OR dachshunds

  • 4. 
    If you type child* into a search query box, what words are most likely to be present in your search results?
    • A. 

      Just the word child

    • B. 

      Chile, chilli,

    • C. 

      Child, children children's, childless

  • 5. 
    Which of the following would reduce the number of results retrieved in a database search? (May be more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Add in another term and combine with OR

    • B. 

      Add in another term and combine with AND

    • C. 

      Restrict your search to the titles of books, chapters or articles only

    • D. 

      Search using subject headings

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would extend your search to include more results? (May be more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Try another database

    • B. 

      Add in synonyms for your search terms and combine with OR

    • C. 

      Add in additional terms and combine with AND