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Research Tutorial Quiz

  1. You need to do a paper on marriage rituals for your anthropology class. The best place to find books, articles and other materials on you topic would be:
    1. A bookstore
    2. A public library
    3. The college library

  2. You would like to learn how to do research for your paper. In the Library, where should you go for help?
    1. The Circulation Desk
    2. The Reference Desk
    3. No one in the Library can help me learn to do research.

  3. Librarians are members of the AVC faculty. They are required to have the following qualifications:
    1. A.A. in Library Technology
    2. Ph.D. in Library Science
    3. M.L.S or M.L.I.S degree

  4. When you write a paper you must:
    1. Cite the authors of all the sources you used to write the paper.
    2. Understand what plagiarism means.
    3. Cite the authors of the books you used. It is not necessary to cite other sources.
    4. a & b
    5. b & c

  5. It is Saturday afternoon and you need a book for your paper, but the Library is closed. You should:
    1. Search the Library catalog for ebooks you can read from any computer.
    2. Download an ebook from the Library catalog and read it on a Kindle or other ebook reader.
    3. Link to a streaming video you found the Library catalog and watch it on your computer.
    4. All of the above.
    5. None of the above. You should visit the Library when it is open.

  6. You have chosen a topic for your paper, but the amount of information is overwhelming. You should:
    1. Choose another topic.
    2. Narrow your topic.
    3. Use only books to cut down the amount of information.

  7. You have chosen a topic. To find reliable background information on that topic you should:
    1. Read a novel about your topic.
    2. Read a blog by someone interested in the subject.
    3. Consult a specialized encyclopedia.

  8. A publication on clinical psychology offering articles by professional psychologists would be considered:
    1. A magazine
    2. A newspaper
    3. A journal

  9. You need to find an article on language acquisition in children. You should:
    1. Browse the Internet.
    2. Use a periodical database.
    3. Look through magazines and journals until you see an article you like.

  10. You are looking for books on HIV/AIDS. You should use:
    1. Only books published after 1981.
    2. Books published during the last five years.
    3. Any books on HIV/AIDS.

  11. The web site you want to use for your paper has no author. You should:
    1. Go to another web site.
    2. Look for a government agency which might be responsible.
    3. Look for a reputable private organization which might be responsible.
    4. Not worry and use the site anyway.
    5. a & d
    6. b & c

  12. Mollie Orshansky wrote the "poverty thresholds". How do you know she was qualified to write these?
    1. She worked for the Social Security Administration.
    2. Articles about her are published in reliable journals, magazines, or web sites.
    3. Her photo is included in her biography.

  13. You would like to use a table of statistics from a web site. You should:
    1. Look for the source of the table.
    2. Never use statistics from a web site.
    3. Make sure the table has a title.

  14. A date on a web site may indicate:
    1. The date an article was originally published.
    2. The date an article was published on the Web.
    3. The date the page was last revised.
    4. All of the above
    5. Any of the above
    6. None of the above

  15. A bibliography or list of references on a web site can be useful for your paper.
    1. True
    2. False

  16. Web sites with addresses ending in .com may not be appropriate sources of information for your paper.
    1. True
    2. False

  17. Once you have gathered all of the sources for your paper you should:
    1. Immediately write the paper so that it is not late.
    2. Evaluate the information you have gathered.
    3. Use only sources from books.

Last updated: June 15, 2016