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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.
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
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
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) is a business or commercial site.
b) is a school site.
c) is a government site.
d) 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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