Library Research Skills Pretest And Questionnaire Quiz

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Library research is the most complex process of collecting and researching information for writing an article or preparing a project. This pretest quiz is to find out the level of your information literacy skills. If you do it well enough, you won't need to take the "Library Research Skills Test". Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Call Number is:
    • A. 

      Shelf address for book or audiovisual material.

    • B. 

      Phone number for the library.

    • C. 

      Number you use to use computers.

    • D. 

      I don’t know.

  • 2. 
    Non-fiction books are arranged on the library shelves
    • A. 

      By title.

    • B. 

      By publisher.

    • C. 

      By subject.

    • D. 

      By author’s first name.

  • 3. 
    Journals differ from magazines in that
    • A. 

      Journals are published periodically.

    • B. 

      Journals are important sources of academic research.

    • C. 

      Journals are available by subscription.

    • D. 

      Journals have volume numbers

  • 4. 
    Scholarly articles are most often published in:
    • A. 

      Magazines

    • B. 

      Journals

    • C. 

      Newspapers

  • 5. 
    What is the difference between a keyword search and a subject (controlled vocabulary) search on a database? Check all apply
    • A. 

      A keyword can appear anywhere in the citation, article, or a part of the record that comes up as your result.

    • B. 

      A subject is a category or topic assigned to a book or article when it is placed in a database.

    • C. 

      All of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Subject searches produce better (more related) records.

    • B. 

      Keyword searches produce better (more related) records.

    • C. 

      They usually produce the same lists of the records.

    • D. 

      I don't know.

  • 7. 
    A primary source is
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      The first book or journal article that is written on a topic.

    • C. 

      An article or book that extensively analyzes a topic.

    • D. 

      A collection of critical essays.

  • 8. 
    Most library databases and Internet search engines allow you to search in both basic and advanced modes. The advanced mode allows you to perform more complex searches. One such complex search methodology is referred to as a Boolean searching. Boolean searching allows you to add the words (known as operators) AND, OR and NOT. If you need to find all the articles about cars.  Which search will get you more articles?
    • A. 

      Cars AND automobiles

    • B. 

      Cars OR automobiles

  • 9. 
    If you need to narrow your research topic.  Which search will help you narrow your topic?
    • A. 

      Teaching AND reading

    • B. 

      Teaching OR reading

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Because anyone can edit the articles in Wikipedia, the information is always up-to-date, accurate and reliable.

    • B. 

      Wikipedia is a good place to start when you want to find general information about a topic.

    • C. 

      Wikipedia should not be used without verifying the information in reliable sources such as primary research articles, review articles, field guides, websites and databanks that are produced by recognized research organizations.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    A research database is superior to a search engine because (check all apply)
    • A. 

      The authority and sources have gone through some evaluation process.

    • B. 

      It is organized by both human and electronic brain power.

    • C. 

      The text comes from verifiable and reputable sources.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      Non of the above