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
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ERIC
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Self-grading quiz - How do I search?
 

1) 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..

2) 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.

3) 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) 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

5) 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

6) 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

7) 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.