1. An example of an almanac is;A. Old Farmer's.;B. World Book.;C. National Atlas of the United States.;D. Roget's.;2. What is the second step in the research process?;A. Organize your information;B. Find and retrieve materials;C. Choose and refine your topic;D. Evaluate your sources;3. Which of the following documents are considered primary sources?;A. Encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries;B. Academic journal articles and books published by scholars;C. Raw data, diaries, letters, manuscripts, and original accounts;D. Books primarily concerned with the creative process;4. Information literacy is defined as a set of skills needed to;A. communicate effectively for speech and public speaking.;B. write effectively for research papers.;C. find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.;D. learn and speak a second language.;5. To save time during the research process, don't choose topics that are too;A. narrow.;B. broad.;C. confusing.;D. current.;6. Which of the following is not a primary source?;A. A diary;B. A map;C. A speech;D. An article in a journal written after the original event;7. You can use _______ to track emerging trends in a particular field that may generate ideas for a research;project topic.;A. sound recordings;B. almanacs;C. bulletin boards and listservs;D. subject-specific encyclopedias;8. What is the third step in the research process?;A. Evaluate your sources;B. Cite your sources;C. Organize your information;D. Find and retrieve materials;9. Which of the following is not a secondary source?;A. An encyclopedia;B. A textbook;C. A book;D. An autobiography;10. Before you begin researching a broad topic, it is best to consult various sources which can include;A. encyclopedias, DVDs, friends, and coworkers.;B. social media, blogs, television, and supervisors.;C. the course textbook, study guide, lesson notes, and webinars.;D. trade journals, Wikipedia, webinars, and expert interviews.;11. Where is the best place to find information about current developments about a specific topic?;A. Thesaurus;B. Who's Who;C. The New York Times;D. U.S. Economic Census;12. Where is the best place to look for information about a specific person?;A. A current biography or book;B. The White Queen;C. Atlas of American History;D. A trade journal;13. Which of the following sentences about Wikipedia is true?;A. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project, even for background research.;B. Wikipedia's content can be edited anonymously by anyone at any time, making it an unreliable source.;C. All of the content on Wikipedia is written in a biased point of view.;D. You should never use Wikipedia during a research project because its information is usually wrong.;14. Which of the following is a secondary source?;A. A newspaper article;B. A recording;C. Photographs and images;D. Government records;15. Where is the best place to find an organization's contact information?;A. A statistical source;B. A dictionary;C. A directory;D. A blog;16. Which of the following is a primary source?;A. A speech;B. A journal article;C. An encyclopedia;D. A textbook;17. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are best suited for which of the;following types of research?;A. Acquiring facts and statistical information;B. Getting leads on current topics, developing trends, and subject matter experts;C. Identifying emerging trends in a particular field that may generate ideas for a research project or paper;D. Acquiring information on original research;18. Primary sources are defined as original;A. sources of information that were written by those who had firsthand experience of topics or events.;B. information from textbooks written about a specific era.;C. information from encyclopedias written during the time period in which a specific event took place.;D. depictions of events from the standpoint of a playwright who lived and published plays or satire during the time period of a;specific event.;19. One of the important questions you need to ask yourself before starting a research project is;A. "Is there enough information available?;B. "Who is the audience for my project?;C. "How long does my project have to be?;D. "What is the purpose of the project?;End of exam;20. Periodical indexes are defined as;A. 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.;B. directories of journals and magazines used for course work in a specific subject area.;C. directories of books referenced in a course on biology.;D. 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.;1. The search engine Bing offers;A. searches across library catalogs, newspapers, journal articles, and the Web.;B. more than 100,000 sources from universities, the government, and noncommercial providers.;C. different results gleaned from URLs and tags for different subjects searched.;D. related search ideas and search suggestions as you type in the search bar, as well as various search options.;2. Which of the following options are available under ?Search within results? in EDSeek (Expanded;Academic ASAP)?;A. Only full text, only peer- reviewed, must have images;B. Only dates of publication, only images, only page count;C. Only peer-reviewed, only images, only dates of publication;D. Only full text, only have images, only reports;3. The different document types available within EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP) include;A. publication titles, publication types, and audio selections.;B. magazines, academic journals, books, and newspapers.;C. articles, reports, brief articles, author abstracts, letters to editors, and more.;D. full text, peer-reviewed, and images.;4. Boolean operators include;A. and, or, not, andnot, or and not.;B. and, with, or not.;C. and and not only.;D. or, not, and with.;5. Why is the viewpoint of an author important?;A. It states your point of view on a particular topic.;B. It provides you with direct quotes for your research.;C. It expresses popular opinion.;D. It helps you to determine whether an article is biased or unbiased.;6. What is EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP)?;A. A periodical database;B. A Boolean search engine;C. An open-access search engine on the Web;D. A metasearch engine;7. What is WorldCat?;A. A source for library and information professionals;B. An international database of libraries and their collections;C. A database of more than 72,000 documents for education professionals;D. An Internet archive that serves as a one-stop spot for research;8. The top-level domain name of.com indicates that the website is;A. nonprofit.;B. educational.;C. commercial.;D. government-related.;9. Which search engine offers scholarly resources, including articles and theses, that span countless;disciplines?;A. RefSeek;B. Bing;C. Google Scholar;D. Academic Index;10. Penn Foster?s own Digital Library is accessed via;A. the Library Services icon on the right sidebar of your Student Portal page.;B. the Online Community by clicking on Academic Spaces.;C. the internet using only Google or Explorer and searching the tool bar.;D. the Library services icon on Penn Foster?s Online Community.;11. Which of the following sources likely has the most reliable information?;A. A computer science textbook written by an expert in the field in the early 2000s;B. An article in last month's issue of a peer-reviewed trade journal;C. A graduate student's blog that was updated ten months ago;D. A company-sponsored website with detailed citations;12. Examples of common search engines used for research include;A. Google, Bing, and Yahoo.;B. Open Library, Project Gutenberg, and The Internet Public Library.;C. EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP), Reader's Guide, and Dogpile.;D. Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Chrome.;13. On Page 22 of 46 in Lesson 2 of Information Literacy, the arrow for section #3 in the Expanded;Academic ASAP citation is pointing to;A. Publication (journals, etc.).;B. Author (editor, etc.).;C. Volume.;D. Title.;14. Examples of metasearch engines include;A. Search.com, Dogpile, and MetaLib.;B. Google, Bing, and Yahoo.;C. Google Scholar, iSEEK, and Academic Index.;D. RefSeek, Internet Explorer, and Chrome.;15. Using a plus (+) sign before a keyword search indicates that;A. you're adding a new term to your search.;B. you're eliminating a word from your search results.;C. it's an optional term within your search.;D. it's a mandatory word that must be found in the search.;16. The best way to access EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP) is to;A. perform an Internet search for "EDSeek database.;B. log onto your Penn Foster Student Portal and choose the Information Literacy course.;C. log into your Penn Foster Student Portal Page and click on the Library Services Button on the right sidebar.;D. perform a search engine search for "EDSeek" and choose from the list of hits.;17. The symbol used in most truncation searches is;A. the percent sign (%).;B. the ampersand (&).;C. the hyphen (-).;D. the asterisk (*).;18. Using a minus (-) sign in your search indicates that;A. the term needs to be included in your search.;B. the search engine or database needs to perform calculations.;C. the hits need to be evaluated according to a mathematical formula.;D. the word should be excluded from your search.;19. Which of the following statements about human-power search engines is true?;A. People code the search engine so that they'll populate lists of trending search terms and phrases.;B. Links are selected by users.;C. The selection process is unregulated, so the results are thought to be of lower quality.;D. Users send in their search request and then the search engine librarians find materials for them.;End of exam;20. All of the following are aspects of the search process except;A. pages containing the searched-for words are located.;B. automated spiders "crawl" websites and build lists of keywords.;C. users vote on the relevance of the source, which affects whether it will appear in future searches.;D. select information is sent to the search engine's database to be indexed.;1. The correct term for the list of sources in MLA format is;A. Bibliography Page.;B. References.;C. Citations Page.;D. Works Cited.;2. According to Penn Foster?s Student Handbook, the Academic Dishonesty section defines cheating as;any;A. effort to contact your instructor or school staff in order to clarify your directions and limits of collaboration with fellow;students.;B. effort to collaborate with other students to assist you in the learning and writing process.;C. effort at inappropriate collaborative activity in which the work submitted to the school does not represent the work of the;enrolled student.;D. effort to contact a tutorial service provided by Penn Foster for additional academic assistance.;3. In the following citation from EDSeek (also known as Expanded Academic ASAP), what is the;publication title?;The way we lie now: technology makes it easier than ever to play fast and loose with the truth?but easier;than ever to get caught. Megan Garber. The Atlantic. 312.2 (Sept. 2013) p15. Word Count: 1252.;A. The way we lie now;B. Technology makes it easier than ever to play fast and loose with the truth?but easier than ever to get caught;C. The Atlantic;D. Sept. 2013;4. The website for Long Island University provides online;A. resources that are a popular means of disseminating information.;B. bibliography generators.;C. style guides.;D. print and ebooks that include citation and documentation guides.;5. Although online bibliographic generators are generally accurate, it's always best practice to verify the;accuracy of the citations by;A. comparing various citation styles and using whichever one makes the most sense.;B. copying the citation styles used in other authors' bibliographies.;C. using Purdue University and Long Island University's online writing labs.;D. borrowing real-life examples of research in your given field of study.;6. Plagiarism is defined as;A. using material in your paper that is classified as fair use, even if citations are included.;B. properly using quotations and citations in your finished work.;C. dishonestly using another person's ideas or finished work as your own without giving credit for the source.;D. using common knowledge in your work.;7. A research journal can help you keep notes;A. on notecards arranged according to author.;B. from a single source together with the required citation information.;C. from multiple sources arranged according to the date they were accessed.;D. for your bibliography arranged according to pages.;8. What is the definition of copyright law?;A. Legal protection of inventions and processes that excludes others from trying to market, produce, and sell them;B. Legal protection of ideas, concepts, and research that was conceived of but not fixed to paper or any other tangible medium;C. Legal protection that covers published and unpublished literary, scientific, and artistic works provided that such works are;fixed in a tangible or material form;D. Legal protection for symbols, words, company brands, and products;9. The correct term for the list of sources in APA format is;A. Citations Page.;B. Bibliography Page.;C. References.;D. Works Cited.;10. MLA is an abbreviation for which organization?;A. Modern Language Association;B. Modern Linguistics Association;C. Methodology of Linguistic Studies Alliance;D. Methodology of Language Research and Abbreviation Alliance;11. To which of the following does copyright protection not apply?;A. Inventions;B. Sounds;C. Video;D. Images;12. Purdue University's Online writing Lab (OWL) is a tool that;A. is free to use and offers support for all facets of writing, from basic grammar and punctuation to MLA and APA citation and;document styles.;B. provides instruction to only Purdue University students in all areas of writing from the writing process to research methods.;C. is published by the Council of Science Editors and is used for research writing in science and related fields.;D. helps you create your bibliographies and generates a complete list of resources you've used.;13. What information is not required in a bibliographic citation?;A. Country of publication;B. URL;C. Date of online access;D. Author's name;14. Self-plagiarism occurs when you;A. cut and paste direct words from a Wikipedia article.;B. take a harmless shortcut when you have too many assignments to hand in.;C. turn in one assignment for more than one course.;D. neglect to cite sources in your research paper.;15. Which of the following elements should be placed first in a bibliographic citation?;A. Title;B. Date of publication;C. Place of publication;D. Author;16. MLA and APA are;A. citations methods that are used only in humanities disciplines.;B. creations by the University of Chicago for graduate students.;C. primary citation methods used in college-level research.;D. bibliographic generators.;17. Which of the following sentences is true?;A. Fair use permits an individual to make multiple copies of a periodical article for other people.;B. Patents protect symbols, a word or phrase, and names used by a particular company that represent the company or a;product.;C. Plagiarism doesn't include paraphrasing someone else's words without giving proper credit.;D. Even if the information has been restated in your own words and sentence structure, you still need to use a citation.;18. In Lesson 3 of Information Literacy, you learned about;A. cut-and-paste, paraphrasing, and self-plagiarism.;B. Google Scholar, I-Seek, and Ref Seek.;C. secondary sources, primary sources, and web crawlers.;End of exam;D. reliable websites, search engines, and databases.;19. Fair use is defined as;A. an exemption to the copyright law that allows someone to reproduce a logo of a company to print on their own business;cards.;B. an exemption to the copyright law under which an individual, in certain circumstances, is allowed to make a single copy of an;article or portions of a book for personal study and research.;C. an exemption of the intellectual property law that permits duplication of media for marketing and resale purposes.;D. an exemption of the patent law that permits individuals to market and sell a product created by another person or company.;20. According to Penn Foster?s Student Handbook, the Student Code of conduct states never;A. ask about penalties for plagiarized work, assume it will not be an issue, and continue on with your project.;B. ask for clarification of an assignment or project that you do not clearly understand.;C. ask for assistance from instructors, staff or the Community.;D. ask for, receive, or give unauthorized help on graded assignments, quizzes, or examinations.
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