Library Tutorial Module 3 Quiz - Evaluating Resources

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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 is not a recommended criterion for evaluating information?
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Date

    • C. 

      Format

    • D. 

      Publisher

    • E. 

      Color

  • 2. 
    True or false? All full-text articles found in a research database are suitable for your research.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are recommended techniques for evaluating online information? Choose two.
    • A. 

      Rely solely on author information provided on that site

    • B. 

      Search for other reviews and opinions about the site

    • C. 

      Assume if it is written it must be factual

    • D. 

      Visit the publisher's main home page

    • E. 

      Select only information that confirms your personal opinions

  • 4. 
    All of the following are good ways to avoid plagiarism, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Document citations for items you use

    • B. 

      Take accurate notes indicating where you found specific ideas

    • C. 

      Paraphrase the idea rather than directly copying the words

    • D. 

      Use quotations marks or block quotes around exact quotations

  • 5. 
    Look at the following citation: Kors, Alan Charles. "Morality on today's college campus: The assault upon liberty and dignity." Vital Speeches of the Day. 64(20): 633-637. 1998. Aug 1. True or false? The title of the article is Vital Speeches of the Day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Judging by the URLs, which of these three sites is least likely to be a good source of information for a college paper?
    • A. 

      Http://www.swarthmore.edu

    • B. 

      Http://www.nasa.gov

    • C. 

      Http://www.lindtchocolate.com

  • 7. 
    Why should you be wary of relying on information from the following Web site? Choose 2 reasons. http://cs.fit.edu/~ryan/intro/computers.html, last updated November 24, 1998
    • A. 

      The .html in the URL means that the site is written for the Web and is therefore untrustworthy

    • B. 

      The site has not been updated in over ten years

    • C. 

      The /~ryan in the URL indicates that this might be a student Web site

    • D. 

      The /intro in the URL means the site contains only very basic, introductory information

  • 8. 
    When do you NOT need to cite a source of information?
    • A. 

      When writing the citation would take too long

    • B. 

      When the information is from a popular magazine

    • C. 

      When the information is someone else

    • D. 

      When the information can be found in a general encyclopedia

  • 9. 
    What was the most important thing you learned in this module on Evaluating Library Resources? (There are no right or wrong answers, we just want to know your thoughts.)