Information Literacy Tutorial Quiz

Important: You must complete this short quiz if the tutorial is a required component of one of your classes or if you have transferred in credit for ENG 102 from another institution. Be sure and include your name and course information. You are welcome to refer back to the Research Tutorial at if you want to check your quiz answers before you submit. If you have questions regarding the tutorial or the quiz, contact Susan Newman at (ph: 925-3279) OR Ask a Librarian.
1. Name:
2. Course information and professor?
3. What is a strategy you can use if you are having trouble deciding on a topic for your research?
4. Which of the following should NOT be a major consideration when developing and selecting a topic for your research?
5. Which type of source is usually viewed as an analysis or an interpretation of an event?
6. You are writing a paper analyzing the rhetorical style of presidential speeches. Which of the following would be considered a primary source?
7. Which of the following are characteristics of scholarly, or academic journal articles?
8. Which of the following are characteristics of popular, or magazine articles?
9. What are some questions that might be asked when evaluating the credibility of an Internet source?
10. What information can you gather about this website based on the URL?
11. To see if the MC Library has any books on intelligent design, you would consult
12. Which of the following statements about databases provided by the library is TRUE?
13. An abstract of an article is:
14. Although library databases (such as Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and CINAHL) have different features, most allow you to search by:
15. Which of the following is NOT a reason to cite your sources?
16. Identify the title of the journal in the citation below: Luther, K. (2009). Celebration and separation: A troublesome approach to multicultural education. Multicultural Perspectives, 11(4), 211-216. doi:10.1080/15210960903446036
17. According to APA citation guidelines (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association), what is a DOI?
18. Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are used in most databases to get more effective and focused results. If you are interested in finding sources that address violence in video games, which search string should you use?
19. A truncation symbol is used to:
20. In the box below, list your major area of study at MC. (If undecided, list a possible major.) Next go to the List of Databases at LIST ONE OR MORE DATABASES THAT MAY BE USEFUL IN YOUR MAJOR.
21. Optional: In the box below, indicate if there is additional information you would like to know about finding resources at MC. Remember, a librarian is always available for assistance at Ask a Librarian or Text a Librarian at 601-326-2031
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