Library Tutorial Module 2 Quiz - Searching For Resources

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Library Tutorial Module 2 Quiz - Searching For Resources

This quiz contains 9 questions about the Selecting Sources module you just saw. As you go through you can mark any question to review, and you will be given the opportunity to to review all your answers before submitting the quiz for a certificate of completion. When you have completed the quiz and are satisfied with your score, please print out the certificate of completion to give to your professor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are effective strategies for choosing search terms? Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      Write out a few detailed sentences about your topic.

    • B. 

      Create a list of related keywords and phrases.

    • C. 

      Brainstorm a list of synonyms for your keywords.

    • D. 

      List abbreviations and alternate spellings of words.

    • E. 

      Brainstorm for broader and narrower terms.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Research databases allow you to search for articles by subject.

    • B. 

      Research databases often specialize in a subject or type of material.

    • C. 

      Research databases only include items owned in print by your library.

    • D. 

      Research databases always offer citations, and may also include abstracts or full text of articles.

  • 3. 
    What kind of catalog search would you use to search for a term in the title, abstract, and subject heading fields?
    • A. 

      Subject search

    • B. 

      Title search

    • C. 

      Author search

    • D. 

      Keyword search

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the best research database to use when searching for studies about internet addiction?
    • A. 

      A business database, such as Business Source Premier

    • B. 

      An education database, such as ERIC

    • C. 

      A literature database, such as LitFinder

    • D. 

      A psychology database, such as Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Resource Center

  • 5. 
    Imagine you are searching a research database for articles about college students' jobs. Which of the following search strings would be the most effective?
    • A. 

      Students who work

    • B. 

      College and students and work

    • C. 

      College or students or work

  • 6. 
    True or false? Combining search terms using OR will give you more results than combining terms using AND.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you had this citation for an article, how might you go about finding the actual article? Choose all that apply. Thomas, Susan Gregory. "Capitalists on campus: Students with computer skills cash in." U.S. News and World Report 7 Sept 1998: 82.
    • A. 

      Search the library catalog for the magazine title, U.S. News and World Report

    • B. 

      Search Journal Search for the article title, Capitalists on Campus"

    • C. 

      Search the library catalog for the author's name, Susan Gregory Thomas

    • D. 

      Search Journal Search for the magazine title, U.S. News and World Report

    • E. 

      Search the research databases for the article title, "Capitalists on Campus"

  • 8. 
    Which is true about call numbers?
    • A. 

      They always begin with letters

    • B. 

      They are only assigned to books

    • C. 

      They indicate if the item is checked out or not

    • D. 

      The are organized by subject

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