Info Literacy

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Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Five evaluative criteria to use when analyzing the reliability of any piece of information are  _______.
    • A. 

      Authorship, accuracy, innovation, novelty, and credibility.

    • B. 

      Authorship, accuracy, objectivity, scope, and currency.

    • C. 

      Originality, point of view, design, circumstance, and audience.

    • D. 

      Benchmark, activity, productivity, convenience, and conformance.

    • E. 

      Michael, Randy, Jermaine, Tito, and Marlon.

  • 2. 
    When searching information catalogs and databases, controlled vocabulary refers to ________.
    • A. 

      Abstracts, keywords, and titles.

    • B. 

      Titles, authors, and keywords.

    • C. 

      Subject headings, subject terms, and related terms.

    • D. 

      Phrase searching, subject searching, and keyword

    • E. 

      Due dates, fines, and complaint cards.

  • 3. 
    What result will performing a search like the one below be more likely to return? "embryonic stem cell research" 
    • A. 

      A newspaper article: NIH cannot fund embryonic stem cell research

    • B. 

      A governmental site: FAQs: Stem Cell Information

    • C. 

      A Wikipedia entry: Fetal tissue implant

  • 4. 
    Academic Search Complete contains _______________.
    • A. 

      Full-text books.

    • B. 

      Articles from the St. Petersburg Times.

    • C. 

      Full-text journal articles.

    • D. 

      Feature-length educational videos.

  • 5. 
    What results will the following search be more likely to produce? ball*
    • A. 

      The definition: a round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

    • B. 

      Information on balls, ballasts, and balloons

    • C. 

      Information on globes, spheres, and dance parties.

  • 6. 
    An article from a peer-reviewed journal  _____________.
    • A. 

      Represents properly conducted original research and/or writing.

    • B. 

      Contains current events on a specific topic within a professional field.

    • C. 

      Includes the latest information on general interest topics.

    • D. 

      Delineates what is popular from what is not.

  • 7. 
    A good way to assess the credentials of a journal article's author is to __________. 
    • A. 

      Send an email through the publisher's website.

    • B. 

      Search for the author's name in Google Scholar.

    • C. 

      Search for the author's name on Author.com.

    • D. 

      Search for the author's name on YouTube.com

  • 8. 
    When creating a bibliography, all sources appear in __________.
    • A. 

      The order cited.

    • B. 

      Chronological order by date.

    • C. 

      Alphabetical order.

    • D. 

      Numerical order.

  • 9. 
    Top-level domains can help you _______________. 
    • A. 

      Limit your search to certain terms.

    • B. 

      Limit your search to certain types of sites.

    • C. 

      Limit your search to public domain information.

  • 10. 
    In bibliographies, the second and all subsequent lines of all sources are _________. 
    • A. 

      Flush left.

    • B. 

      Indented one inch

    • C. 

      Indented half-an-inch

    • D. 

      Indented a quarter-inch.

  • 11. 
    If you wanted to connect symptoms to a disease, the best Boolean operator to use would be _______________.
    • A. 

      OR

    • B. 

      AND

    • C. 

      NOT

  • 12. 
    You feel like you do not have enough research, which Boolean operator would you use to expand your search?
    • A. 

      OR

    • B. 

      AND

    • C. 

      NOT

  • 13. 
    The more ANDs you use in your search, the ________________.
    • A. 

      More results you'll have.

    • B. 

      Less results you'll have

    • C. 

      Best results you'll have.