Table of Exercises / assessments in Show Me  
PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR
What is a subscription database?
BASIC LEVEL (QUIZ)
Return to Expectations by Module
2.1. Recognize the features of a subscription database.

B 2.1 a. A subscription database:
x- is a collection of records which may be searched by author, subject, or date
y- may only cover certain subjects, publications or years of publication z-may contain citations, abstracts and links to full-text articles.

a) all of the above
b) none of the above
c) x and z
d) x and y
e) y and z

B 2.1 b. Why are subscription databases password protected?
x-to limit access to legitimate users
y- to track the work of users
z- to comply with licensing agreements.

a) x only
b) y only
c) z only
d) x and y
e) x and z

B 2.1 c. A database thesaurus is:

a) a list of keywords which can be used to retrieve records
b) a list of fields in each record in the database
c)a list of institutions which subscribe to the database
d) a list of authors whose work is included in the database
e) a list of acronyms used in the database

B 2.1 d. A bibliography may be defined as:

a) a list of descriptors or keywords
b)a list of citations or references
c) a record of a book or publication
d) a list of primary sources
e) a list of secondary sources
2.2 Identify citations

B 2.2 a. The citation for a book and a journal article listed in a bibliography have all of the following elements in common except:

a) title
b) author
c) volume and issue numbers
 

B 2.2 b. _____ Lipman, P. (2003). High stakes education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform. New York: Routledge.

This citation is for:

a)a book by a single author
b) a book chapter
c) a journal article
d) a newspaper article
e) an edited book

B 2.2 c. _____ Sparks, D. (2004). Focusing staff development on improving the learning of all students. In G. Cawelti (Ed.), Handbook of research on improving student achievement. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

a)a book by a single author
b) a book chapter
c) a journal article
d) a newspaper article
e) an edited book

B 2.2 d. _____ Mackey, M. (2003). Researching new forms of literacy, Reading Research Quarterly, 38 (3), 403-407.

This citation is for:

a)a book by a single author
b) a book chapter
c) a journal article
d) a newspaper article
e) an edited book
2.3 Recognize the record for a journal article.

B 2.3 a. An abstract of an article is:

a) the bibliographic information about the article
b) a critique of the article
c) a review of the article
d) a summary of the article
e) a rebuttal of the article

B2.3b. An abstract of a journal article can not be found in:

a) a full-text database
b) the library catalog
c) a bound journal
d) a branch library
2.4 Recognize non-journal documents and statistical data

B 2.4 a. Government documents may be indexed in all the following databases except:

a) PAIS
b) Rand Abstracts
c) ERIC
d) Books in Print
e) GPOB

2.4 b. Statistical data can be found in all the following databases except:

a) LexisNexis
b) LION
c) Current Index to Statistics
d) International Financial Statistics
e) CISB

2.4 c. Newspaper articles are found in

a) LexisNexis
b) Dissertation Abstracts
c) Medline
d) JSTOR
e) Philosopher’s Index
2.5 Recognize a family of databases appropriate for specific research interests. B 2.5 a. The following databases belong to the Wilson “family” except:

a) Business Full-text
b) Sociological Abstracts
c) Social Sciences Full-text
d) Education Full-text
e) Art Index