Critical Evaluation Of Sources! Library Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 

    An abstract is...

    • A.

      A brief summary of the contents of an article.

    • B.

      The listing of author, title and publisher.

    • C.

      An appropriate substitute for the full text of an article.

    Correct Answer
    A. A brief summary of the contents of an article.
    Explanation
    An abstract is a concise overview of the main points and findings of an article. It provides a brief summary of the contents, allowing readers to quickly understand the key aspects without having to read the entire article. Unlike the listing of author, title, and publisher, which is typically found in the citation or reference section, an abstract provides a condensed version of the article's content. It is not an appropriate substitute for the full text as it does not include all the details and supporting information present in the complete article.

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  • 2. 

    The public Internet is a great place to find...

    • A.

      Scholarly articles on your topic.

    • B.

      The full text of books.

    • C.

      Current information, such as sports scores or weather.

    Correct Answer
    C. Current information, such as sports scores or weather.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "current information, such as sports scores or weather." This is because the public Internet provides access to real-time updates and news, making it a reliable source for obtaining the latest information on sports scores or weather conditions. Scholarly articles and the full text of books are more likely to be found in academic databases or specific online libraries rather than the public Internet.

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  • 3. 

    If my professor says I can't use the Internet for my paper, that means I can't use the information on the library's website.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the professor only specified that the Internet cannot be used for the paper, not the information on the library's website. The library's website is not considered part of the Internet in this context, so it can still be used as a source of information for the paper.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following URL domain suffixes (endings) should be used as a last resort when looking at Internet sources for your paper?

    • A.

      .com

    • B.

      .gov

    • C.

      .edu

    Correct Answer
    A. .com
    Explanation
    The .com domain suffix should be used as a last resort when looking at Internet sources for your paper. This is because .com websites are typically commercial in nature and may not always provide reliable or unbiased information. While .gov and .edu websites are generally more trustworthy as they are government and educational institutions respectively, .com websites may have commercial interests and may not always prioritize accuracy and credibility. Therefore, it is important to critically evaluate the information found on .com websites and cross-reference it with more authoritative sources.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is NOT a recommended criteria for evaluating sources?

    • A.

      Currency

    • B.

      Popularity

    • C.

      Authority

    Correct Answer
    B. Popularity
    Explanation
    Popularity is not a recommended criteria for evaluating sources because the popularity of a source does not guarantee its accuracy or reliability. Just because something is popular does not mean it is credible or trustworthy. Evaluating the currency, authority, and reliability of a source are important factors in determining its credibility, but popularity alone should not be considered as a determining factor.

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