Surfing or researching?
What is a subscription database?
How do I choose a database?
How do I search?
By keyword
Boolean search
Use a thesaurus
Setting limits
Interpreting
Results
Search History
How do I find full text?
Demonstrations
PsycINFO
ScienceDirect
ERIC
Social Sciences Full Text
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) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) 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.