Information Literacy Lesson 1

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Information Literacy Lesson 1

1. Which of the following is a primary source?
A. An encyclopedia
B. A speech
C. A journal article
D. A textbook

2. Which of the following documents are considered primary sources?
A. Encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries
B. Books primarily concerned with the creative process
C. Academic journal articles and books published by scholars
D. Raw data, diaries, letters, manuscripts, and original accounts

3. The United Nations Statistical Yearbook is an example of a/an
A. trade journal.
B. almanac.
C. directory.
D. statistical source.

4. Where is the best place to find information about current developments about a specific topic?
A. Thesaurus
B. The New York Times
C. U.S. Economic Census
D. Who's Who

5. Information literacy is defined as a set of skills needed to
A. write effectively for research papers.
B. learn and speak a second language.
C. find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.
D. communicate effectively for speech and public speaking.

6. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are best suited for which of the
following types of research?
A. Identifying emerging trends in a particular field that may generate ideas for a research project or paper
B. Getting leads on current topics, developing trends, and subject matter experts
C. Acquiring facts and statistical information
D. Acquiring information on original research

7. You can use _______ to track emerging trends in a particular field that may generate ideas for a research
project topic.
A. almanacs
B. subject-specific encyclopedias
C. sound recordings
D. bulletin boards and listservs

8. Where is the best place to find an organization's contact information?
A. A blog
B. A dictionary
C. A statistical source
D. A directory

9. Which of the following sentences about Wikipedia is true?
A. All of the content on Wikipedia is written in a biased point of view.
B. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project because its information is usually wrong.
C. Wikipedia's content can be edited anonymously by anyone at any time, making it an unreliable source.
D. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project, even for background research.

10. Which of the following is not a primary source?
A. An article in a journal written after the original event
B. A speech
C. A diary
D. A map

11. Periodical indexes are defined as
A. directories of journals and magazines used for course work in a specific subject area.
B. printed lists of dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias organized in a way that's used to easily locate sources for reference
research on a particular topic.
C. printed lists of magazines, academic journals, and newspapers classified in a way that's used to easily locate articles on either
general or specific subjects.
D. directories of books referenced in a course on biology.

12. Identify which of the following is not a step in the research process.
A. Choose and refine your topic
B. Cite your sources
C. Edit your paper
D. Find and retrieve materials

13. The five steps of research consist of
A. choosing and refining your topic, finding and retrieving materials, evaluating sources, organizing information, and citing sources.
B. choosing your topic, doing a Web search, doing a Wikipedia search, performing a Boolean search, and making a
C. choosing search engines, finding and retrieving materials, evaluating materials, making note cards, and preparing a
D. choosing a website, choosing a topic, looking at your textbook, asking your instructor for direction, and citing sources.

14. What is the second step in the research process?
A. Evaluate your sources
B. Choose and refine your topic
C. Organize your information
D. Find and retrieve materials

15. _______ holds more than 9 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
A. Wikipedia
B. American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
D. The National Security Archives

16. Is it okay to use Wikipedia as a source?
A. Sometimes
B. No
C. Yes
D. Only if you're not handing in a research project for an educational course

17. An example of an almanac is
A. Roget's.
B. National Atlas of the United States.
C. World Book.
D. Old Farmer's.

18. Where is the best place to look for information about a specific person?
A. Atlas of American History
B. A current biography or book
C. The White Queen
D. A trade journal

19. Which of the following research questions will yield the broadest results?
A. What are the consequences of not following proper sanitation requirements?
B. Does food need to be handled and prepared differently for children that are five then for those that are two? How?
C. What kind presentation techniques and tricks can be used to encourage a child to eat healthy foods?
D. How do I learn more about food safety in terms of children?


20. A directory is defined as an organized list of
A. items and materials used to make crafts in an early childhood classroom.
B. people and/or organizations of some type and may include addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
C. veterinary databases for disease identification
D. reference works on food handling and children.

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