Table of Exercises / assessments in Show Me  
PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR
Surfing or researching?
BASIC LEVEL (QUIZ)
Return to Expectations by Module
1.1: Evaluate a web site.

B1.1 a. When evaluating a website as a potential source of information it’s important to consider its: x- authority y-accuracy z-subject relevance

a) x and y
b) x and z
c) y and z
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
1.2: Navigate the B.U. Libraries' web site

B 1.2 a. Navigation links that bring the user directly to subscription databases are found on the top page of the B.U. Libraries’ site under

a) Services
b) Research Tools
c) How to
d) ask@bu.edu.
e) Facts and Services

B 1.2 b. You can get to the B.U. Libraries’ website:

a) using your Kerberos password
b) through the world wide web
c) using your B.U. identification number
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

B 1.2 c. All Research Guides are available

a) through branch libraries only
b) through www.bu.edu/library/
c) through the library catalog
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
1.3: Locate information relevant to research interests.

B 1.3 a. Subscription databases may

a) specialize in one discipline
b) be multidisciplinary
c) contain primary research studies
d) contain book and software reviews
e) all of the above

B 1.3 b. Which of the following is correctly paired?

a) History – ABC-Clio
b) Mathematics – MLA
c) News – ATLA
d) Project Muse – Science
e) Law – LLBA
1.4: Compare the world wide web and subscription databases. B 1.4 a. Which of the following is true?

a) Full-text journals can be found primarily in subscription databases
b) Subscription databases only contain abstracts of journal articles
c) All journals available on the world wide web are free
d) Subscription databases only contain peer-reviewed journals
e) None of the above