Information Literacy Quiz

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Information Literacy Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Our library's online catalog is used to find...
    • A. 

      All books published in Kansas

    • B. 

      Books & videos owned by our library

    • C. 

      Magazine articles

  • 2. 
    When searching in a research database, the use of the Boolean operators AND, OR, & NOT can be useful in narrowing or broadening your search results.  Which Boolean operator would you use to get the most results from your search?
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      NOT

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 3. 
    A primary source is...
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      An article or book that extensively analyzes a topic.

    • C. 

      A collection of critical essays.

  • 4. 
    Failure to give credit to your sources of information is called...
    • A. 

      Copyright

    • B. 

      Plagiarism

    • C. 

      Hegemony

  • 5. 
    Google is...
    • A. 

      A book

    • B. 

      A search engine

    • C. 

      A research database

    • D. 

      An online catalog

  • 6. 
    An abstract is...
    • A. 

      A full text article

    • B. 

      A quote from a book

    • C. 

      A summary

  • 7. 
    If you need a book or an article that our library does not have...
    • A. 

      You can forget about it

    • B. 

      You can buy it from the bookstore

    • C. 

      You can order it through interlibrary loan

    • D. 

      You can request it from the author

  • 8. 
    What is the best way to search for library books on a given topic?
    • A. 

      Keyword or subject

    • B. 

      Author or title

    • C. 

      ISBN

    • D. 

      Publisher or date

  • 9. 
    Which is the best place to find research published by scholars, experts, or professionals?
    • A. 

      On Amazon.Com

    • B. 

      In books or peer reviewed journals

    • C. 

      In the newspaper

    • D. 

      In general interest magazines

  • 10. 
    How do you know if someone is an authority on climate?
    • A. 

      She has her own web site

    • B. 

      She uses technical language that most people would not understand

    • C. 

      She has a PhD in Political Science

    • D. 

      Numerous articles on global warming cite her works

  • 11. 
    The Internet is the most current and accurate source of information on every topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Don't know

  • 12. 
    In critically evaluating information sources, you should consider all but...
    • A. 

      The timeliness of the information

    • B. 

      The credentials of the author

    • C. 

      The length of the information source

    • D. 

      The accuracy of the information

  • 13. 
    Datebases, such as Academic Search Premier and Academic OneFile, are used mainly to...
    • A. 

      Locate journal/magazine articles

    • B. 

      Find video titles

    • C. 

      Look for books

    • D. 

      Do not know

  • 14. 
    Library classification  systems (Dewey Decimal & LC) arrange books on the shelves by...
    • A. 

      Author's first name

    • B. 

      Subject

    • C. 

      Author's last name

    • D. 

      Publisher