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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Having all of the information for a research paper from one source is not acceptable because it lacks diversity and may result in biased or limited perspectives. Research papers require a comprehensive understanding of the topic, which can only be achieved by consulting multiple sources. Relying solely on one source may lead to an incomplete or inaccurate representation of the subject matter. Therefore, it is important to gather information from various reputable sources to ensure the credibility and validity of the research paper.

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  • 2. 

    All information found on the Internet is reliable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "All information found on the Internet is reliable" is false. While the internet provides a vast amount of information, not all of it is accurate or trustworthy. Anyone can publish content online, and there is a risk of encountering misinformation, biased sources, or even deliberate falsehoods. It is important to verify information from multiple reliable sources before considering it to be true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that online sources may use different search terminology to represent a topic. By brainstorming a number of related terms on a topic, you increase the chances of finding relevant information as you are covering a wider range of search terms that different sources might use. This approach helps in being a more effective searcher and obtaining comprehensive results.

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  • 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?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Is the author qualified to write this?
    C. Is this trying to sell something?
    D. Are the facts correct?
    E. How old is this information?
    Explanation
    The given answer choices are all good questions to ask when determining a source's reliability. By asking if the author is qualified to write the content, one can assess if they have the necessary expertise and credentials. Asking if the source is trying to sell something helps identify any potential bias or hidden agenda. Verifying the accuracy of the facts presented is crucial in assessing the reliability of the source. Lastly, considering the age of the information helps determine if it is up-to-date and relevant.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Articles with bibliography and footnotes
    B. Articles geared to researchers
    Explanation
    Scholarly research sources are typically characterized by articles that include a bibliography and footnotes, as these indicate that the information presented is supported by credible sources and that the author has conducted thorough research. Additionally, articles geared towards researchers are also typical of scholarly research sources, as they are written with a more specialized and academic audience in mind.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Or

    • B.

      Not

    • C.

      If

    • D.

      Then

    • E.

      And

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Or
    B. Not
    E. And
    Explanation
    The three Boolean operators are "Or," "Not," and "And." "Or" returns true if either of the operands is true. "Not" returns the opposite of the operand's value. "And" returns true only if both operands are true. These operators are commonly used in programming and logic to manipulate and evaluate Boolean values.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Cyber AND bullying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cyber AND bullying" because using the "AND" operator ensures that both the words "cyber" and "bullying" must be present in the search results. This will give you sources that directly relate to the topic of cyber bullying, as it narrows down the search to only include articles or information that specifically mention both terms.

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  • 8. 

    Using the connector OR in a search

    • A.

      Broadens your search.

    • B.

      Narrows your search.

    Correct Answer
    A. Broadens your search.
    Explanation
    Using the connector OR in a search broadens your search because it allows for the inclusion of multiple search terms. When using OR, the search results will include any page or document that contains at least one of the search terms, expanding the range of results. This is useful when you want to explore different possibilities or variations of a topic, as it increases the chances of finding relevant information.

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  • 9. 

    It is possible to smartly use Wikipedia for research.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wikipedia is a vast online encyclopedia that contains information on a wide range of topics. It can be a valuable resource for research if used smartly. While it is not considered a primary source, it can provide a good starting point for gathering information and understanding a topic. It is important to critically evaluate the information and cross-reference it with other sources to ensure accuracy and reliability. Additionally, Wikipedia articles often provide references and external links that can lead to more authoritative sources. Therefore, by approaching Wikipedia with caution and using it as a tool for exploration and initial understanding, it can be used smartly for research purposes.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Heritage Quest
    B. ProQuest Central
    C. Gale Virtual Reference Library
    E. Automobile Reference Center
    Explanation
    LiLI (Libraries Linking Idaho) is a database that provides access to various resources and databases for users in Idaho. The correct answer includes Heritage Quest, ProQuest Central, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Automobile Reference Center. These databases offer different types of information, such as genealogy resources (Heritage Quest), a wide range of academic journals and articles (ProQuest Central), reference materials (Gale Virtual Reference Library), and information related to automobiles (Automobile Reference Center). The New York Public Library is not included in the list of databases accessible through LiLI.

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