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1). Where can you search to find
on your topic? [mark all that apply]
a) Online Databases
b) The Library Catalog
c) Google Scholar
2). Which of the following can help you choose the best database for your search if you don't already know which one you should use? [mark all that apply]
a) Select any database at random
b) Browse databases by subject
c) Ask a Reference Librarian
d) Yahoo Answers
3). When conducting searches in a database, it is recommended that you:
a) Search using the main concepts of your "working thesis"
b) Type complete sentences or questions in the search box
c) Search one word or concept at a time
d) Always use the same words to search without trying alternatives
4). Which of the following is a library resource you can use to start developing ideas for a paper/project/assignment?
a) Math Resource Center
b) Browsing Collection
c) Opposing Viewpoints database or books
d) Children's Collection
5). What does the Boolean operator AND do to your search results? [mark all that apply]
a) Narrows (more specific results)
b) Expands (more results)
c) Eliminates results with the words you specify
6). In which type of publication can articles that are short, have no credited authors, and are written to entertain a reader can be found?
a) Peer-reviewed journals
b) Scholarly journals
c) Trade magazines
d) Popular magazines
7). If the full text (PDF) of an article is not available in the database you are searching, which of the following actions can help you get the full text?
a) Update your Facebook status, get likes
b) Choose a different article from the database
c) Click on the "Check for this item at the UTEP Library" link to see if it is available in another database
d) Give up, change your whole topic
8). Which of the following do scholarly articles normally have? [mark all that apply]
b) Methods section
9). If you were trying to decide which database to use to find sources for a research paper on bilingual education, which database subject category should you browse first?
a) Criminal Justice
c) Health Sciences
10). Which tool should you use to find a specific article you have a citation for by searching the
a) E-Journal portal
b) Library Catalog
d) Google Scholar
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