Quiz: Using Research Databases To Search Articles

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Quiz: Using Research Databases To Search Articles

See how much you've learned about finding articles in databases.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The record for an article in an index or database will have the following information (choose one):
    • A. 

      The date it was published

    • B. 

      The name of the periodical in which the article appears

    • C. 

      The author's name

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Q.4)  You need to find recent articles on women and body image. You have searched for the topic in a database using the keyword terms "body" and "image". Below is a record that you found. TITLE: Body image, teasing, and mood alterations: An experimental study to exposure of negative verbal commentary AUTHOR: Furman, Kenneth SUBJECT: Self image TERMS: Personal appearance Eating disorders College students Females Psychology You want to find more articles on this topic, so you decide to search using one of the subject terms. Which of the following searches will focus your search best? (Choose one.)
    • A. 

      Eating disorders

    • B. 

      College students

    • C. 

      Self image

  • 3. 
    Would the following be considered a scholarly journal or popular magazine article? "Flight of the Killer Bees." Newsweek, v. 117 no1 9 (Nov.14, 1994) p.25.
    • A. 

      Scholarly journal article

    • B. 

      Popular magazine article

  • 4. 
    How can you tell that you are looking at a popular magazine? (choose two)
    • A. 

      Articles are written for the general public

    • B. 

      Articles are in-depth and often have a bibliography

    • C. 

      Issues have lots of photographs

    • D. 

      Issues have few, if any, advertisements

  • 5. 
    Is this citation from a scholarly or popular source? Harrison, Kristen and Joanne Cantor."The Relationship between Media Consumption and Eating Disorders." Journal of Communication. 47 (Spring 1997) 40-67.
    • A. 

      Scholarly source

    • B. 

      Popular source

  • 6. 
    Is this citation from a scholarly or popular source?Jamison, Dirk. "Tao of the Dumpster: My Father's Love Affair with Trash." Utne Reader, November 1996, 76-79.
    • A. 

      Scholarly source

    • B. 

      Popular source

  • 7. 
    Is this citation from a scholarly or popular source? Margulies, Herbert F. "The Moderates in the League of Nations Battle: An Overlooked Faction." The Historian. 60 (Winter 1998) 273-288.
    • A. 

      Scholarly source

    • B. 

      Popular source

  • 8. 
    Most of the databases below would help you find information on recent events in Pakistan. Which of these databases would NOT be a good choice to find this type of information
    • A. 

      New York Times (articles from the last 365 days of the New York Times)

    • B. 

      BIOSIS Previews (articles in the life sciences literature.About 545,000 records/year)

    • C. 

      ProQuest Databases (includes full text of 12 major newspapers world-wide)

    • D. 

      LexisNexis (A full text database service strong in law, business, and news)

  • 9. 
    Which statement about databases is NOT true? (choose one)
    • A. 

      Databases allow you to search for articles by subject.

    • B. 

      Databases often specialize in a subject or type of material.

    • C. 

      Databases only index items owned by your library.

    • D. 

      Databases always contain citations and sometimes also include abstracts or full text.

  • 10. 
    You need to find articles about the use of pop-up ads to sell products on the Internet. Which one of the following databases or catalogs would be the most appropriate source to use? (Choose one.)
    • A. 

      Biological & Agricultural Index

    • B. 

      Mirlyn

    • C. 

      Wilson Business Abstracts

    • D. 

      Humanities Abstracts

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