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INFORMATION LITERACY TUTORIAL


Self-evaluation

After completing the information literacy tutorial sessions, a self-evaluation is necessary to assess your information literacy competencies. This session includes the following three tests:

Information Literacy Competency TEST 1
Information Literacy Competency TEST 2
Information Literacy Competency TEST 3

Competency 3 : Constructs/implements effective strategies for searching the Web.

You should be able to:

  • Understand what kind of information is available from a search engine, such as Google, or from a Web index, such as Yahoo;
  • Select appropriate strategies for searching the Web;
  • Recognize the different parts of a URL.
  • Know the criteria for evaluating Web sites.
Quiz yourself:

1.The Internet search engine Google searches for information in:
a) Library databases, such as EBSCOHost's Academic Search Premier.
b) OSCAR
c) Web pages
d) CD-ROMs

2. Which is NOT recommended for evaluating Web pages among the following? (Choose one.)
a) Author
b) Date/Currency
c) Color & format
d) Domain

3. Which statement about the Web is FALSE?
a) Everything is on the Web.
b) Not everything on the Web comes from a reliable and trustworthy
source.
c) The Internet is a collaborative information space, not managed by
any one group.
d) Lots of useful information isn't in electronic format.

4. When you write a research paper, you are required to include a bibliography or reference list. Which of the following statements is FALSE?
a) Your professor may suggest a style.
b) APA (American Psychological Association) and MLA ( Modern
Language Association) are two style manuals often used in
scholarly writings.
c) Web sites do not have to be included in a bibliography.
d) Many library databases have "help links" for how to create a
bibliography and styles of citation.

5. The following statements are about criteria for evaluating web pages. Which one is FALSE?
a) The ability to contact the author via e-mail or a contact
address/phone number is important.
b) If the page is mostly for advertising, the information might be
biased.
c) The page should be updated regularly, including the links.
d) There should be a balance between text and images.

6. Look at the following URLs and decide which statement is the FALSE.
a) http://www.lindtchocolate.com is a business or commercial site.
b) http://www.fao.org/ is a school site.
c) http://www.nasa.gov is a government site.
d) http://www.swarthmore.edu is an educational site.

7. Read the following citation, and identify the INCORRECT statement.


a) This is a citation for a journal article.
b) "January 16, 2003" is the date of the publication.
c) This article has been retrieved from a library database.
d) Theory Into Practice is the title of the original printed journal.

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