Table of Exercises / assessments in Show Me Index
How do I search?
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4.1 Use basic and advanced search levels

B 4.1 a. An advanced search usually has the following characteristic(s):

a) uses multiple search terms
b) uses Boolean operators
c) sets limits regarding date and publication type
d) sets limits of fields (title, author, keyword)
e) all of the above
4.2 Use effective search word(s).

B 4.2 a. The thesaurus in a database often

a) provides broader terms
b) provides narrower terms
c) provides related terms
d) contains “descriptors” or subject headings
e) all of the above
4.3 Limit the search

B 4.3 a. An advanced search usually allows the searcher to set limits regarding:

a) publication date
b) type of publication
c) the field searched (title, author, keyword)
d) language
e) all of the above
4.4 Use Boolean searching to create a search string

B 4.4 a. The use of “and” as a Boolean search term always

a) expands the retrieval
b) narrows the retrieval
c) eliminates all irrelevant documents
d) is logically correct
e) limits the search to only one database

B 4.4 b. The search string “special education and mathematics” will retrieve articles that are about:

a) a subset of all special education articles
b) a subset of all mathematics articles
c) both of the above choices
d) neither of the above choices
4.5 Access search history via email, downloading, or printing.

B 4.5 a. Usually all of the following are true about a search history except

a) it can be downloaded to disk
b) it can be e-mailed to an account
c) it can be printed
d) it can suggest alternate terms
e) it can track all searches by a single user in one session