Test Your Knowledge About Database Source For Research! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Database Source For Research! Trivia Quiz

This self-quiz will help you decide if you are ready to move on to the next section of the Information about the database. You will be able to check your answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Avoid technical jargon, slang and abbreviations

    • B. 

      Think up lots of synonyms and related words for a concept and use all of them

    • C. 

      Pick one word for a concept and use just that one

  • 2. 
    AND 
    • A. 

      Means "both"

    • B. 

      Means "either"

    • C. 

      Broadens the topic (increases the number of search results)

  • 3. 
    When do you use parentheses ( ) in searching?
    • A. 

      For keywords and concepts that are optional

    • B. 

      Around phrases of two or more words

    • C. 

      To surround keywords joined by OR

    • D. 

      To get different endings like animal(s) or educate(d)

  • 4. 
    To get scholarly research sources that the Online Library doesn't have...
    • A. 

      I should get my Empire State College photo ID and go to a nearby SUNY, CUNY, or New York state community college library.

    • B. 

      I should buy them from an online bookstore like Amazon.com

    • C. 

      I should go to my local public library.

    • D. 

      I should ask my instructor to borrow the books and articles that they recommend.

  • 5. 
    I'm searching a library database for information on methods of transportation. I want to find out about ground and air transportation, but I'm not interested in water transportation. What is the best search query?
    • A. 

      Trains AND planes AND automobiles AND boats

    • B. 

      (trains OR planes OR automobiles) NOT boats

    • C. 

      (trains OR planes OR automobiles) AND boats

    • D. 

      (trains AND planes AND automobiles) NOT boats

  • 6. 
    Name a research subject and name one of the library's databases that you might use to research it.