2 : Constructs/implements
effective strategies for searching library sources.
You should be able to:
Select appropriate library databases
Identify appropriate strategies for selecting search
Combine search terms effectively
Use truncation effectively
Determine if the library subscribes to a specific
journal using a citation
1. What is the best way to truncate the word "computer"
in order to search for variant words: computers, computing,
d) None of the above ways
2. To focus or narrow your search, which search strategy
a) Type another word (or phrase) using AND to connect,
b) Type another word (or phrase) using OR to connect,
3. The above image of search screen on OSCAR Web, the
Library's online catalog, shows the ways that you may
search for books. If you only remember several words of
the title of a book recommended by your professor, you
a) Search by: Title
b) Search by: Subject
c) Search for keyword(s) in: Title
d) None of the above
4. You need to search for recent scholarly articles
on "early childhood education" in Academic Search Premier
from your home PC. Select the best search strategy:
a) Early childhood education [in title]
b) Early childhood education [in Default fields]
c) Early childhood education [in subject] and limit your
d) Early childhood education [in Abstract] and limit your
[Publication Type] and [Titles available in Periodicals
5. You need to know if a specific journal is available
in the Guarini library. Select the BEST answer.
a) Ask a reference librarian.
b) Do a "Title" search for the journal in OSCAR
or check Periodicals List
A-Z in the Library Web page .
c) Look for the title on the shelves in the Periodicals
Department on the
second floor of the Guarini Library.
d) Use the Internet Web site : <findarticles.com>
6. Read the following citation from the "Result list"
in searching the library database Academic Search Premier,
and select the INCORRECT statement.
a) The title of the article is: Developing a General Outcome
Growth in Movement for Infants and Toddlers.
b) The title of the periodical is: Topics in Early Childhood
c) You can print the full text of the article from the
d) You can not get the original source in print in the
7. In evaluating periodical articles you should consider:
(select the BEST answer)
a) Relevance, peer reviewed or scholarly publication.
b) Journal title, currency.
c) Availability in full text database.
d) Author credentials.