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“… the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.”
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#1 The world wide web is the most current and accurate source of information for every topic.
I’m sorry, that’s incorrect.
#2 It is allowable to use a biased source in a research paper if:
The bias reflects my own personal viewpoint
I am trying to expose wrong opinions.
I present reliable, accurate information that addresses the bias.
#3 Cochenet, Lisa J. “Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development.” Library Journal 177.18(1992):106-107 is a citation for a:
It is a citation for a journal article.
#4 APA and MLA are:
Library classification systems
Formats for documenting the sources used for a paper
#5 All journal articles are on the world wide web:
#6 Which of the following sets of criteria best describe scholarly journals?
Have a plain appearance and are devoid of advertisements; are written for the general public; authors are subject experts.
Authors are subject experts; the articles assume the reader has some prior knowledge of the topic; diagrams, charts and graphs are frequently included.
Articles have a bibliography at the end; articles capture attention with color photographs; articles do not use technical terminology.
All of the above
#7 Searching just one general periodical database, such as Academic Search Premier, is sufficient to meet all research needs.
#8 Items with similar call numbers are about the same subject:
#9 Books are the best choice for the most current information on a topic.
#10 Why are citations important in a research paper?
They show how many sources you cited, and thus, how much work went into the paper.
They assist others in finding the sources if they want to see them themselves.
They are a way to increase word count of the paper.
All of the above
#11 Brazelton, T. Berry. Touchpoints: your child’s emotional and behavioral development. Reading, Mass.: Perseus, 1992 is a citation for a:
#12 Critical evaluation of web sites is especially important because:
There is no overall editor of the web to check for quality or accuracy
Credentials of an author may be difficult to determine
Commerical sites may be biased toward the product or service they represent
All of the above
#13 Footnotes and bibliographies from retrieved sources are a good way to locate additional information.
#14 The most common reason zero results are retrieved for database or internet searches is:
words are misspelled
words are not properly capitalized
singulars rather than plurals are used
boolean operators are improperly used
#15 You can tell by looking at a citation whether an item is a book or a journal article.
#16 Call numbers:
Tell you how many books on a topic the library has
help you locate an item on the library shelves
are the same at every library
none of the above
#17 HV6431 .P56 2001 is an example of a:
Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) call number
Dewey Decimal call number
line of html code
Library of Congress (LC) call number
#18 Representing material as your own which has been copied or borrowed from another author is:
Acceptable because everyone does it.
Plagiarism and academically dishonest.
#19 Magazines and newpapers are good places to find full reporting about scholarly research.
#20 What does it mean to be information literate?
To know specific details of searching the world wide web.
To be able to read all printed information and understand it.
to be able to locate, evaluate, and use information as needed or desired.
to be able to articulate and discuss complex topics