Unit 2 Quiz: Locating Information

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If you’ve written a paper for school, college or work, you’ll know the importance of citing sources. The location at which you got your information is often more important than the content itself. What do you know about locating information?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is acceptable to have all of your information for a research paper from one source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    All information found on the Internet is reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    To be an effective searcher, you need to brainstorm a number of related terms on a topic because online sources may use different search terminology to represent a topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of these are good questions to ask when determining a source's reliability? (Mark all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Is the author qualified to write this?

    • B. 

      Can I understand the language/reading level of this?

    • C. 

      Is this trying to sell something?

    • D. 

      Are the facts correct?

    • E. 

      How old is this information?

  • 5. 
    Identify which of the following are typical of scholarly research sources. (Mark all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Articles with bibliography and footnotes

    • B. 

      Articles geared to researchers

    • C. 

      Articles geared to a general audience

    • D. 

      Articles meant to inform and entertain

  • 6. 
    What are the three Boolean operators? (Choose 3.)
    • A. 

      Or

    • B. 

      Not

    • C. 

      If

    • D. 

      Then

    • E. 

      And

  • 7. 
    Which of the following word searches would give you sources most directly related to the topic of cyber bullying?
    • A. 

      Cyber AND bullying

    • B. 

      Cyber OR bullying

    • C. 

      Cyber NOT bullying

  • 8. 
    Using the connector OR in a search
    • A. 

      Broadens your search.

    • B. 

      Narrows your search.

  • 9. 
    It is possible to smartly use Wikipedia for research.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following databases can you access through LiLI? (Mark all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Heritage Quest

    • B. 

      ProQuest Central

    • C. 

      Gale Virtual Reference Library

    • D. 

      New York Public Library

    • E. 

      Automobile Reference Center

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