Sociology 260 Information Literacy Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is (are) the most useful or interesting thing(s) you've learned in these sessions with the librarian.(ungraded question)

  • 2. 

    What information or concepts from the sessions with the librarian are you still confused about or unsure of?(ungraded question)

  • 3. 

    Any other feedback?

  • 4. 

    A scholarly conversation is: (check all that apply)

    • A.

      The process of scholars communicating their original research findings to each other.

    • B.

      Like an ongoing conversation that others can join.

    • C.

      A process that is closed to college students.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The process of scholars communicating their original research findings to each other.
    B. Like an ongoing conversation that others can join.
    Explanation
    Scholarly communications is the way that scholars communicate their research, whether in scholarly journals, newsletters, blogs, in discussion groups, or elsewhere. As college students, you are engaged in the scholarly process, and your research paper should reflect this.

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  • 5. 

    Literature review is the part of your research paper where you:(select one)

    • A.

      Describe what other researchers have learned and written about on similar topics.

    • B.

      Discredit previous research to make your own look better.

    • C.

      Provide an overview of your variables and your research question.

    Correct Answer
    A. Describe what other researchers have learned and written about on similar topics.
    Explanation
    The literature review portion of your research paper is where you discuss what other researchers have already written on your topic and illustrate how those researchers may agree, disagree, or expand on each other's findings.

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  • 6. 

    Encyclopedia articles are:(check all that apply)

    • A.

      An example of secondary or tertiary information (in general).

    • B.

      Accessible through Credo Reference in the library databases.

    • C.

      Useful for generating keywords or learning vocabulary on a particular topic.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. An example of secondary or tertiary information (in general).
    B. Accessible through Credo Reference in the library databases.
    C. Useful for generating keywords or learning vocabulary on a particular topic.
    Explanation
    Encyclopedias are tertiary when they compile information from a variety of primary and secondary sources and reorganize it to provide the reader with a general overview.

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  • 7. 

    Newspaper articles are peer reviewed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Newspaper articles are not peer reviewed. Instead they are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and accuracy. In general, peer review applies only to the scholarly publication process.

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  • 8. 

    Summon... (check all that apply)

    • A.

      ...is the only thing you need to do library research.

    • B.

      ...searches across many databases and disciplines.

    • C.

      ...can be limited to search only peer-reviewed articles.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. ...searches across many databases and disciplines.
    C. ...can be limited to search only peer-reviewed articles.
    Explanation
    Summon is a useful tool that searches across many research databases at once, but it doesn't search everything, and some databases may be more useful. Depending on your research question, you may want to check out other databases as well.

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  • 9. 

    Great citation resources include:(check all that apply)

    • A.

      DCCC Library's APA citation page

    • B.

      Citation Fox (via SUNY Albany Library)

    • C.

      Purdue Online Writing Lab

    • D.

      DCCC Librarians

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. DCCC Library's APA citation page
    B. Citation Fox (via SUNY Albany Library)
    C. Purdue Online Writing Lab
    D. DCCC Librarians
    Explanation
    Please take full advantage of all of the resources that are available to you to make writing citations go more smoothly. Drop-in help with librarians is available for citations.

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  • 10. 

    Your research paper is a:(select one)

    • A.

      Primary source.

    • B.

      Secondary source.

    • C.

      Tertiary source.

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary source.
    Explanation
    Secondary sources describe and interpret data and other research findings.

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  • 11. 

    The data you choose or collect for your research is a:(select one)

    • A.

      Primary source.

    • B.

      Secondary source.

    • C.

      Tertiary source.

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary source.
    Explanation
    Raw data constitutes a primary source, because it is collected without interpretation or commentary.

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  • 12. 

    _______________ articles are the "cream of the crop" of sources to cite in academic writing.(select one)

    • A.

      Newspaper and magazine articles

    • B.

      Scholarly peer-reviewed articles

    • C.

      Encyclopedia articles

    Correct Answer
    B. Scholarly peer-reviewed articles
    Explanation
    Because they reflect the highest level of research, scholarly peer-reviewed articles are the best source to cite or refer to in your own scholarly writing.

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