Database Search Quiz

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Database Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will give you a chance to review the primary search techniques helpful in searching literature databases.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Term or symbol used to tell the database to search two words as an exact phrase, not as separate words.
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      Quotation Marks

    • D. 

      Asterisk

    • E. 

      Parentheses

  • 2. 
    If my topic has two concepts, use this to tell the database that search results must have both concepts.
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      Quotation marks

    • D. 

      Asterisk

    • E. 

      Parentheses

  • 3. 
    Some words have multiple different endings, such as assessment.  I would use this to tell the database I want it to consider all variations of a word.
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      Quotation marks

    • D. 

      Parentheses

    • E. 

      Asterisk

  • 4. 
    I’ve thought of some synonyms for one of my subject terms, I would use this to tell the database that my results can have any one of these terms, they don’t all have to be there.
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      Quotation marks

    • D. 

      Parentheses

    • E. 

      Asterisk

  • 5. 
    I would use this to group or cluster my synonyms as a single concept.
    • A. 

      AND

    • B. 

      OR

    • C. 

      Parentheses

    • D. 

      Asterisk

    • E. 

      Quotation marks