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  • 1. 

    Module 1. Undergraduates may check out books from the Open Shelves for how long?

    • A.

      1 week

    • B.

      2 weeks

    • C.

      1 month

    • D.

      1 year

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 weeks
    Explanation
    Undergraduates may check out books from the Open Shelves for a period of 2 weeks. This allows them a sufficient amount of time to read and utilize the resources before returning them.

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  • 2. 

    Module 1. To check out library books, you need?

    • A.

      Your ID/Passport

    • B.

      Your birth certificate

    • C.

      Your high school certificate

    • D.

      Your UWC student card

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Your UWC student card
    Explanation
    To check out library books, you need your UWC student card. This card serves as proof of your enrollment at UWC and provides access to various campus facilities, including the library. It contains important information such as your student ID number, which is necessary for the library staff to identify you as a valid borrower. Therefore, having your UWC student card is essential for borrowing books from the library.

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  • 3. 

    Module 1. If you need the book on Law, where would you find this book at the Main Library? (See Shelf Guide)

    • A.

      Level 5

    • B.

      Level 7

    • C.

      Level 8

    • D.

      Level 9

    Correct Answer
    D. Level 9
    Explanation
    The book on Law can be found at Level 9 of the Main Library.

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  • 4. 

    A book review is an example of a(n)?

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Secondary source

    • C.

      Encyclopaedia article

    • D.

      Government document

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary source
    Explanation
    A book review is considered a secondary source because it provides an analysis and interpretation of a primary source, which is the book being reviewed. It offers the reviewer's perspective and opinions on the book's content, style, and quality. While it may reference and quote from the primary source, it does not present original research or firsthand information. Instead, it serves as a commentary or critique of the primary source, making it a secondary source of information.

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  • 5. 

    Module 2. The best type of source for a brief, general treatment of a subject is?

    • A.

      An encyclopaedia article

    • B.

      A primary source

    • C.

      A periodical article

    • D.

      A book

    Correct Answer
    A. An encyclopaedia article
    Explanation
    An encyclopedia article is the best type of source for a brief, general treatment of a subject because it provides a concise overview of the topic. Encyclopedia articles are written by experts in the field and are often peer-reviewed, ensuring their accuracy and reliability. They are designed to provide a summary of information on a wide range of subjects, making them a valuable resource for gaining a basic understanding of a topic. Additionally, encyclopedia articles are easily accessible and can be found in both print and online formats, making them convenient for quick reference.

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  • 6. 

    Module 2. The Online catalogue for UWC Library, allows you to search for items such as?

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Government documents

    • C.

      Videos

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Online catalogue for UWC Library allows users to search for various items, including books, government documents, and videos. This means that users can access a wide range of resources through the catalogue, making it a comprehensive tool for finding different types of materials.

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  • 7. 

    Module 3. Which strategy would retrieve the fewest citations?

    • A.

      Women AND discrimination

    • B.

      Women OR discrimination OR education

    • C.

      Women AND discrimination AND education

    • D.

      Discrimination

    Correct Answer
    C. Women AND discrimination AND education
    Explanation
    The strategy that would retrieve the fewest citations is "women AND discrimination AND education" because it includes all three terms and requires that all three terms be present in the search results. This would narrow down the search and only retrieve articles or sources that specifically mention all three terms together, resulting in a smaller number of citations compared to the other strategies.

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  • 8. 

    Module 3. Which of the following symbols is typically used to search for a root of a word and pick up any ending?

    • A.

      + (plus sign)

    • B.

      * (asterisk)

    • C.

      : (colon)

    • D.

      = (equal sign)

    Correct Answer
    B. * (asterisk)
    Explanation
    The asterisk symbol is typically used to search for a root of a word and pick up any ending. This symbol is often used in wildcard searches, where it represents any number of characters. In the context of searching for a root of a word, the asterisk can be used to find variations of a word by searching for the common root and allowing for any possible endings.

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  • 9. 

    Module 3. If you were going to search a research database, which search statement is most appropriate for the following question?  "How does social adjustment relate to family relations?"

    • A.

      Relate AND family relations OR social adjustment

    • B.

      Relate AND social adjustment

    • C.

      Relate AND family relations

    • D.

      Family relations AND social adjustment

    • E.

      Relate OR family relations OR social adjustment

    Correct Answer
    D. Family relations AND social adjustment
    Explanation
    The most appropriate search statement for the given question is "family relations AND social adjustment." This is because the question specifically asks about the relationship between social adjustment and family relations, so it is important to include both terms in the search statement. The other options either do not include both terms or include additional terms that are not necessary for the specific question.

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  • 10. 

    Module 4. A citation may contain the following elements except?

    • A.

      Author

    • B.

      Title

    • C.

      Library name

    • D.

      Date

    Correct Answer
    C. Library name
    Explanation
    A citation is a reference to a source of information, typically in a written work. It is used to give credit to the original author and to allow readers to locate the original source. The elements that are typically included in a citation are the author's name, the title of the work, and the date of publication. However, the library name is not typically included in a citation. The library name is not relevant to the identification and retrieval of the original source, so it is not necessary to include it in a citation.

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  • 11. 

    Module 4. Which type of publication is below? Marshall, L.A. (1998). A guide to learning independently. Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman.

    • A.

      Magazine or journal article

    • B.

      Newspaper

    • C.

      Book

    • D.

      Government document

    • E.

      Essay

    Correct Answer
    C. Book
    Explanation
    The given publication, "A guide to learning independently" by Marshall, L.A., is categorized as a book. This is evident from the information provided, such as the author's name, the title of the publication, and the fact that it was published by Addison Wesley Longman.

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  • 12. 

    Module 4. Which type of publication is below? Petersen, I.,  Louw, J. and Dumont, K. (2009). Adjustment to university and academic performance among disadvantaged students in South Africa. Educational Psychology, 29:1, 99-115.

    • A.

      Magazine or journal article

    • B.

      Newspaper

    • C.

      Book

    • D.

      Government document

    • E.

      Essay

    Correct Answer
    A. Magazine or journal article
    Explanation
    The given publication is most likely a magazine or journal article because it includes the names of authors, a specific title, a journal name (Educational Psychology), volume and issue numbers (29:1), and page numbers (99-115). These are all typical elements found in academic articles published in journals or magazines.

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  • 13. 

    Module 5. The Internet is?

    • A.

      A bibliographic database

    • B.

      A well-organized online catalogue

    • C.

      A worldwide network of computers

    • D.

      A U.S. network of computers

    Correct Answer
    C. A worldwide network of computers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a worldwide network of computers." This is because the internet is a global network that connects computers and other devices worldwide, allowing them to communicate and share information. It is not a bibliographic database or an online catalogue, as those terms refer to specific types of online resources. Additionally, while the internet originated in the United States, it has since expanded to encompass computers and networks from all around the world.

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  • 14. 

    Module 5. The best way to find references to articles from a scholarly journal is to?

    • A.

      Search the Internet with Google

    • B.

      Search a research database

    • C.

      Search the UWC Library online catalogue

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Search a research database
    Explanation
    The best way to find references to articles from a scholarly journal is to search a research database. This is because research databases are specifically designed to provide access to scholarly articles and other academic resources. They often include advanced search features and filters that allow users to narrow down their search and find relevant articles from reputable sources. Searching the Internet with Google may yield a wide range of results, including non-scholarly sources, while searching the UWC Library online catalogue may only provide access to articles available within the library's collection. Therefore, using a research database is the most effective method for finding references to articles from scholarly journals.

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  • 15. 

    Module 5. Locate the following Internet site: http://www.aau.org Which organization is responsible for this site?

    • A.

      Association of African Union

    • B.

      African Association Union

    • C.

      Association of African Universities

    Correct Answer
    C. Association of African Universities
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Association of African Universities. This can be determined by analyzing the given Internet site, which is http://www.aau.org. The website address suggests that it belongs to an organization, and the acronym "aau" in the URL likely stands for "Association of African Universities."

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  • 16. 

    Module 6. You have found an article published in 1982 about the most recent trends in project management. Would this be appropriate for a presentation in your business class on how to work together in a team?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The article published in 1982 may not be appropriate for a presentation in a business class on how to work together in a team because it is outdated and may not reflect the current trends and practices in project management. It is important to use up-to-date and relevant sources to ensure the accuracy and applicability of the information being presented.

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  • 17. 

    Module 6. Is the Journal of Popular Music Studies peer-reviewed?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The Journal of Popular Music Studies is peer-reviewed, meaning that articles submitted to the journal undergo a rigorous evaluation process by experts in the field before they are accepted for publication. This ensures that the research and scholarship presented in the journal meet high academic standards and have been vetted by other scholars in the field.

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  • 18. 

    Module 6. Which three (3) of the following web sites would be considered sources of reliable information? A. DEFCON Hackers' Convention http://www.defcon.org      B. Statistics South Africa http://www.statssa.gov.za       C. Angela Smith's Homepage http://www.geocities.com/angesmith_nz      D. Michael Smith's Homepage http://www.public.asu.edu/~mesmith9      E. The Holocaust Hoax http://christianparty.net/holocaust.htm      F. South African Heart Association http://www.saheart.org/

    • A.

      A, B, E

    • B.

      A, B, F

    • C.

      A, C, E

    • D.

      B, D, E

    • E.

      B, D, F

    Correct Answer
    B. A, B, F
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A, B, F. DEFCON Hackers' Convention (A) and Statistics South Africa (B) are both reputable sources of information. DEFCON is a well-known convention for hackers and technology enthusiasts, while Statistics South Africa is the official government agency responsible for producing and disseminating official statistics. South African Heart Association (F) is also a reliable source as it is an organization dedicated to promoting heart health in South Africa. Angela Smith's Homepage (C) and Michael Smith's Homepage (D) may not be considered reliable sources as they are personal websites without any clear indication of expertise or authority. The Holocaust Hoax (E) is not a reliable source as it promotes conspiracy theories and misinformation.

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  • 19. 

    Module 7. Stealing someone's ideas and presenting them as your own is called:?

    • A.

      Citation

    • B.

      Plagiarism

    • C.

      Fair use

    • D.

      Copyright

    Correct Answer
    B. Plagiarism
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of stealing someone's ideas or work and presenting it as one's own. It involves copying or paraphrasing someone else's work without giving proper credit or citation. This unethical practice is commonly seen in academic and professional settings and can have serious consequences, including academic penalties and damage to one's reputation.

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  • 20. 

    Module 7. You may find out how to cite sources by consulting?

    • A.

      An encyclopedia

    • B.

      A periodical index

    • C.

      A biography

    • D.

      A style manual

    Correct Answer
    D. A style manual
    Explanation
    A style manual is a resource that provides guidelines on how to properly cite sources. It outlines specific formatting and citation styles that should be followed when referencing different types of sources such as books, articles, websites, etc. By consulting a style manual, one can learn the correct way to cite sources in their academic or professional work, ensuring that they give proper credit to the original authors and avoid plagiarism.

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  • 21. 

    Module 7. It is legal for a university student to photocopy a journal article to use later as a source for a research paper.?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    It is legal for a university student to photocopy a journal article to use later as a source for a research paper. This is because universities typically have agreements with publishers that allow their students to make copies of articles for educational purposes. Additionally, the concept of fair use allows for limited copying of copyrighted material for educational or research purposes. Therefore, as long as the student is using the photocopy for their own research and not distributing it to others, it is considered legal.

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  • 22. 

    Module 8. An organized plan for gathering information from a variety of sources is called?

    • A.

      Boolean logic

    • B.

      Main concepts

    • C.

      Search strategy

    • D.

      Truncation

    Correct Answer
    C. Search strategy
    Explanation
    A search strategy refers to an organized plan or approach used to gather information from various sources. It involves determining the keywords, databases, search operators, and other techniques that will be used to conduct a systematic search and retrieve relevant information. In the context of Module 8, a search strategy is the correct answer as it aligns with the concept of gathering information from different sources in an organized manner.

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  • 23. 

    Module 8. To find out whether a journal is available at UWC Library, check?

    • A.

      An index

    • B.

      A bibliography

    • C.

      The periodical title list

    • D.

      Interlibrary loan

    Correct Answer
    C. The periodical title list
    Explanation
    To find out whether a journal is available at UWC Library, one should check the periodical title list. This list contains the titles of all the journals that are available at the library. By referring to this list, one can determine if a specific journal is part of the library's collection or not. Checking an index or a bibliography may provide information about the content of the journal, but it will not confirm its availability at the library. Interlibrary loan is a service that allows users to borrow materials from other libraries, but it is not directly related to checking the availability of a journal at UWC Library.

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