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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.

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#2 It is allowable to use a biased source in a research paper if:

#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:

#5 All journal articles are on the world wide web:

#6 Which of the following sets of criteria best describe scholarly journals?

#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?

#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:

#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:

#15 You can tell by looking at a citation whether an item is a book or a journal article.

#16 Call numbers:

#17 HV6431 .P56 2001 is an example of a:

#18 Representing material as your own which has been copied or borrowed from another author is:

#19 Magazines and newpapers are good places to find full reporting about scholarly research.

#20 What does it mean to be information literate?

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