Self-grading quiz  

1) When evaluating a website as a potential source of information it is 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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
5) 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

6) Which of the following is correctly paired?

a) History – ABC-Clio b) Mathematics – MLA c) News – ATLA d) Project Muse – Science e) Law – LLBA

7) 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
8) 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

9) 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..

10) The use of "and" as a boolean search operator always:

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

11) 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

12) 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
 

The next 3 questions will ask you to distinguish between cited works.

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

13) 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

_____ 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.

14) 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

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

15) 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

16) 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

17) Government documents may be indexed in all the following databases except:

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

18) 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

19) Newspaper articles are found in

a) LexisNexis
b) Dissertation Abstracts
c) Medline
d) JSTOR
e) Philosopher’s Index

20) 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

21) Subscription databases can be found in

a) the library catalog
b) Indexes and Databases
c) Quick Links
d) E-Resources by Subject
e) all of the above

22) E-Resources are listed under

a) Research Tools
b) Services
c) About
d) News & Announcements
e) none of the above

23) Branch libraries include all of the following except:

a) Education
b) Music
c) Science and Engineering
d) Management
e) Political Science

24) Patrons can find help in which of the following ways:

a) ask@bu.edu
b) 617 353 3704
c) using “How To” on the Mugar webpage
d) all of the above

25) 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

26) 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

27) 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

28) 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

29) 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.

30) 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.

31) A full-text article might not contain:
a) author information.
b) the name of the journal.
c) the date of publication.
d) the text of the article.
e) graphs and images.
32) A primary source is:
a) a statistical compilation.
b) derived from, or about, an original work.
c) an original work, such as a transcript of a first-hand account.
d) a government document.
e) a formerly copyrighted work that has passed into the public domain.
33) A peer-reviewed article must have been:
a) written by multiple authors.
b) subsidized by research grants.
c) evaluated by experts in the field.
d) edited by two or more researchers in the field.
e) written by a well-known authority in the field.