Information Literacy Practice Test: Quiz

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Information Literacy Practice Test: Quiz

What do you know about Information Literacy? Do you believe you can beat this quiz? The Association of College and Research Libraries defines information literacy as a set of combined abilities involving the reflective discovery of information, understanding how data is generated and valued, and creating new knowledge and sharing in the communities of learning. Take this quiz and learn more about information literacy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I need to locate a book that my Instructor said was in the Giorgetti Library.  What should I use?
    • A. 

      An online database

    • B. 

      Giorgetti Library online catalog

    • C. 

      Vermont Department of Libraries Catalog

    • D. 

      Google

  • 2. 
    When searching in a research database, the use of Boolean operators "And", "Or" and "Not" can be useful in narrowing or widening your search results.  To increase the number of items I will retrieve, what word would I use?
    • A. 

      Not

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Or

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 3. 
    The following call numbers are in correct order: BL        B             B            BX           B          BV 117       80           80.5        80.5          81        1210 .J7    -   .G56  -   . L97   -     .L67   -    .G6   -    .Y89 2004                    1998                      1967      1976
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know

  • 4. 
    I read an article on "Reserve" for my Education 207 class.  The article has a footnote: Johnson, W. (1999). What have we learned about treating autism?  Psychological Reports, 112, 54-89. This citation is for?
    • A. 

      A book

    • B. 

      A journal

    • C. 

      A journal article

    • D. 

      A web cite

  • 5. 
    Google is?
    • A. 

      An online catalog

    • B. 

      A book

    • C. 

      A research database

    • D. 

      An internet search engine

  • 6. 
    If you need a book or an article that is not available in the Girogetti Library, you can?
    • A. 

      Buy them at the library circulation desk

    • B. 

      Request that item through interlibrary loan (ILL)

    • C. 

      Don't bother, forget about it

    • D. 

      Request it directly from the auther

  • 7. 
    Failure to give credit to the sources you used in writing your research paper is?
    • A. 

      Abstracting

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      Partial citation

    • D. 

      Copyright

  • 8. 
    An abstract is?
    • A. 

      A type of reference source

    • B. 

      A book quotation

    • C. 

      Full text article

    • D. 

      A summary of a resource

  • 9. 
    A primary source is?
    • A. 

      The first jbook or journal article that is written on a topic

    • B. 

      An original document such as a diary, letter, etc.

    • C. 

      A collection of critical essays

    • D. 

      An article or book that extensively analyzes a topic

  • 10. 
    Do library classification systems arrange books on the library shelves?
    • A. 

      By subject

    • B. 

      By title

    • C. 

      By author

    • D. 

      By publicaiton date

  • 11. 
    When beginning research, what is the best resource to use in order to familiarize yourself with a topic that is new to you?
    • A. 

      A journal article

    • B. 

      A 450 page book

    • C. 

      An encyclopedia

    • D. 

      An online catalog

  • 12. 
    To find research that has been published by scholars in that field, the best place to look would be?
    • A. 

      In popular magazine

    • B. 

      In books and scholarly journals

    • C. 

      On the internet

    • D. 

      In newspapers

  • 13. 
    What is the best way to search for books on a given topic?
    • A. 

      Keyword or subject

    • B. 

      Author or title

    • C. 

      ISBN ir ISSN number

    • D. 

      Publisher

  • 14. 
    What is the difference between a keyword search and subject (controlled vocabulary) search on a research database?
    • A. 

      No one is sure what the difference is

    • B. 

      They usually produce the same number of results

    • C. 

      Subject searches produce more and better results

    • D. 

      Keyword searches produce more and better results

  • 15. 
    When critically evaluating information sources you should consider all but?
    • A. 

      The credentials of the author

    • B. 

      The length of the information source

    • C. 

      The accuracy of the infornation

    • D. 

      The timeliness of the information

  • 16. 
    Doing an "Advanced Search" in our online catalog or research databases, allows you to?
    • A. 

      Combine terms which may produce better, more specific results.

    • B. 

      Search for books or journal article by author/title

    • C. 

      Search for book or journal article using boolean operators

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Before you begin any research on your topic, it is important that you?
    • A. 

      Develop a research question

    • B. 

      Develop a research topic

    • C. 

      Develop a good rapport with your instructor

    • D. 

      Develop a good rapport with your librarian

  • 18. 
    Are HTML or PDF articles retrieved through a database cited differently than print articles?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    Which best describes the characteristics of a magazine?
    • A. 

      Written for the general public

    • B. 

      Covers current events and recent news

    • C. 

      Articles feature a lot of photographs and advertisements

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    How can you get better results when searching the web?
    • A. 

      Use nouns and unique words

    • B. 

      Use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer

    • C. 

      Pay Google to do a search for you

    • D. 

      Ask your instructor for assistance