Information Literacy Tutorial Assessment

Information Literacy tutorial assessment.

Now that you have completed the Library tutorials, check yourself by taking this quiz. When you have completed the questions, you may forward the results to your instructorís email.

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1. Where on the libraryís home page would you look to find online reference materials?

a. Reference Resources
b. E-Books
c. Subject Research Guides
d. The online catalog
e. All of the above

2. When you limit to full text in a database, you retrieve:

a. An abstract only
b. The author and title only of the article
c. A summary of the article
d. The entire article
e. Number of copies

3. You have been assigned to locate and annotate a peer reviewed, professional journal. Which of the following allows you to limit your search to just peer reviewed scholarly journals?

a. Yahoo
b. Academic Search Premier database
c. Encyclopedia Britannica online
d. The libraryís online catalog
e. Newsweek

4. To access the Libraryís databases from off-campus you need a college ID number.

a. True
b. False

5. The library online catalog includes selected web sites and ebooks.

a. True
b. False

6. Which of the following is an example of a periodical?

a. Newspaper
b. Encyclopedia
c. Magazine
d. Both a and c
e. Both a and b

7. For documenting sources, Carroll Community College uses the following style manuals:

a. Modern Language Association (MLA) manual
b. Chicago Manual of Style
c. Turabianís manual
d. American Psychological Association (APA) manual
e. Both a and d

8. The following online catalog features are part of Patron Account:

a. Changing your password
b. Turning your Reading History off/on
c. Renewing your books
d. Checking on your Requests
e. All of the above

9. The Carroll Community College Library home page provides many links to reputable web sites. Which of the following library links lead to quality web sites?

a. Subject Research Guides
b. Citing and Evaluating Sources
c. Reference Resources
d. Books & Media Catalog
e. a, c, and d

10. Advanced search options in many search engines (such as Google, Yahoo) allow you to limit a search by date, domain (.gov, .edu, .org), language, and document format.

a. True
b. False

11. You may request books from Carroll Community College library, the Carroll County Public Library or the McDaniel College Hoover library, by using your 14 digit barcode on your student ID card and your PIN.

a. True
b. False

12. Iím trying to locate general background information on an opera for my Music Appreciation class. My teacher pointed me to the Reference Resources Ė which of the following categories might provide the information I need?

a. Quotations
b. Statistical Sources
c. Almanacs/Calendars
d. Encyclopedias and Directories
e. Hot Topics

13. AskUsNow is the name of the library chat reference service available to answer questions 24/7.

a. True
b. False

14. If you found a website with information on your topic, but no background information on the author or date, would you use it as a source in your paper?

a. Yes, because it is on topic and I need whatever I can get
b. Yes, because it is on the Internet and my teacher said it is ok to use websites
c. Yes, because Iíll be sure to document the source
d. No, because I canít verify the authority or currency of the website
e. No, because I need more than one source

15. When evaluating a web site for a college-level assignment, which of the following would be appropriate criteria?

a. Relevancy to topic and at a college level
b. Currency of the information
c. Information about the authorís credentials
d. Fact based rather than opinion
e. All of the above

16. When I use someone elseís ideas in a research paper I need to cite them within the text of the paper.

a. True
b. False

17. Introducing the author of a direct quote or paraphrase within the text of your paper is called:

a. A Works Cited list
b. MLA style
c. A signal phrase
d. Bibliographic citation
e. Plagiarism

18. Commercial websites (.com) should be used with caution as academic research sources.

a. True
b. False

19. A scholarly journal may also be referred to as a:

a. Newspaper
b. Peer reviewed or professional journal
c. Tabloid
d. Magazine
e. None of the above

20.Periodicals are often used to locate current information on a specific topic.

a. True
b. False

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