Can You Pass This Information Literacy Quiz?

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

Information Literacy means the ability to know how and when to use information, as well as able to identify, locate, and evaluate that information for the issue or problem at hand. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about the procedures to gain access to information. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for an online resource that shows what materials a library owns? CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER.
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      Keyword

    • C. 

      Library catalog

    • D. 

      Subject heading

    • E. 

      Research database

  • 2. 
    If you want to locate good journal articles on a specific topic, which of these is the best way to start? CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER.
    • A. 

      Page through journals

    • B. 

      Use a research database

    • C. 

      Use a Web search engine

    • D. 

      Use the library catalog

  • 3. 
    What is a term used to describe what a book or journal article is about? CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER.
    • A. 

      Bibliography

    • B. 

      Subject heading

    • C. 

      Research database

    • D. 

      Library catalog

    • E. 

      Keyword

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Scholarly periodical

    • B. 

      Professional/trade periodical

    • C. 

      Popular periodical

    • D. 

      Government document

    • E. 

      Book

  • 5. 
    If you want to find books that Charlotte Brontë wrote, which search would you do? CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER.
    • A. 

      Author: brontë

    • B. 

      Title: brontë

    • C. 

      Subject: brontë

  • 6. 
    If you need to find the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on the shelf in the Delaware County Community College Library, what information do you need?
    • A. 

      Call number

    • B. 

      Phone number

    • C. 

      Author

    • D. 

      Copyright Date 

  • 7. 
    The type of source that will offer a brief, general treatment of a subject is:
    • A. 

      An encyclopedia article 

    • B. 

      A primary source 

    • C. 

      A periodical article 

    • D. 

      A book 

  • 8. 
    The Delaware County Community College Library online catalog allows you to search for items such as:
    • A. 

      Books 

    • B. 

      CDs

    • C. 

      DVDs

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 9. 
    Which search strategy would likely retrieve the fewest citations?
    • A. 

      Women AND suffrage

    • B. 

      Women OR suffrage OR education

    • C. 

      Women AND suffrage AND education

    • D. 

      Suffrage

  • 10. 
    Which of the symbols typically allow you to truncate your search term to the root of a word and pick up any ending? Example: to find musical, musician, musicians, and music.
    • A. 

      Music+

    • B. 

      Music*

    • C. 

      Music:

    • D. 

      Music=