Narrowing Down Search Results (2014)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A database search on your topic produced 1000 results. What course of action would be appropriate?

    • A.

      Narrow search results by adding additional keywords to your search

    • B.

      Expand your search by unchecking full-text limiter

    Correct Answer
    A. Narrow search results by adding additional keywords to your search
    Explanation
    To effectively handle a large number of search results, it is appropriate to narrow down the search by adding more specific keywords. This helps to refine the search and retrieve more relevant information. By including additional keywords, the search results can be filtered to focus on the specific aspects or subtopics of the original topic, making it easier to find the desired information.

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  • 2. 

    An instructor asked you to find peer reviewed articles. While using EBSCO Discovery, in order to limit your search results to peer reviewed articles you should

    • A.

      Select “eBooks” checkbox

    • B.

      Select “Scholarly Journals” checkbox

    • C.

      Select “Magazines” checkbox

    Correct Answer
    B. Select “Scholarly Journals” checkbox
    Explanation
    In order to limit your search results to peer-reviewed articles while using EBSCO Discovery, you should select the "Scholarly Journals" checkbox. This option ensures that the search results will only include articles from scholarly journals that have undergone a rigorous peer review process. Selecting the "eBooks" checkbox would limit the search results to only include eBooks, which may not necessarily be peer-reviewed. Selecting the "Magazines" checkbox would include articles from popular magazines, which are typically not peer-reviewed.

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  • 3. 

    What type of sources are included in EBSCO Discovery?

    • A.

      Scholarly articles

    • B.

      Magazine articles

    • C.

      EBooks

    • D.

      Videos

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    EBSCO Discovery includes all types of sources mentioned in the options: scholarly articles, magazine articles, eBooks, and videos. This means that users can access a wide range of information from various reputable sources, including academic research, popular magazines, digital books, and multimedia content. Having access to diverse sources enhances the research capabilities and provides a comprehensive understanding of the topic being explored.

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  • 4. 

    Subject terms are tags assigned to each article by experts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Subject terms are indeed tags assigned to each article by experts. These tags help in categorizing and organizing articles based on their content and subject matter. They provide a way to easily search and retrieve articles related to specific topics, making it convenient for users to find relevant information.

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  • 5. 

    What limiter should be used in EBSCO Discovery to limit search results to the last 5 years?

    • A.

      Full Text

    • B.

      Publication Date

    • C.

      Source Types

    Correct Answer
    B. Publication Date
    Explanation
    To limit search results to the last 5 years in EBSCO Discovery, the "Publication Date" limiter should be used. By selecting this limiter, the search results will be filtered based on the publication date of the articles or sources, ensuring that only those published within the last 5 years are included in the results. This is useful for finding the most recent and up-to-date information on a particular topic.

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  • 6. 

    Did “Module 4: How to narrow down search results in EBSCO Discovery” provide helpful information for your research projects? (There is no wrong or right answer. This question will not be graded.)

    • A.

      Helpful

    • B.

      Not helpful

    • C.

      Don't know yet

    Correct Answer
    A. Helpful
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the module "How to narrow down search results in EBSCO Discovery" provided helpful information for the research projects.

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