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Information Literacy Pre Test


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1. Which three things should you consider when evaluating a website?
a. Navigation, structure and format
b. Authority, purpose and currency
c. Layout, Graphics and Color
d. None of the above
 
2. Which of the following is characteristic of a scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal?
a. Reports on current events
b. Contains colorful photographs and advertizing
c. Includes bibliographies or references
d. None of the above
 
3. A valid student Photo ID:
a. Has your picture on the front
b. Includes a 14-digit barcode on the back
c. Is required to access library databases from off-campus.
d. All of the above
 
4. You must cite your source used in a research paper if:
a. The source was quoted word for word
b. Only the idea was used in the paper, the words were changed
c. The source was from a web page
d. All of the above
 
5. Which is the best strategy when you find too much information?
a. Broaden your question
b. Narrow your question
c. Change your topic
d. Only use the first few results

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