1. Which search engine offers scholarly resources, including articles and theses, that span countless disciplines? A. Bing B. Academic Index C. Google Scholar D. RefSeek
2. The different document types available within EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP) include A. full text, peer-reviewed, and images. B. articles, reports, brief articles, author abstracts, letters to editors, and more. C. publication titles, publication types, and audio selections. D. magazines, academic journals, books, and newspapers.
3. MetaLib A. identifies the search engine along with its results and offers both Web-wide searches and a wide variety of specialty search options. B. offers more than 42,000 free ebooks with expired U.S. copyrights in various formats. C. provides advanced search options, preference settings, and search suggestions. D. searches across multiple U.S. federal government databases, articles, and citations.
4. The best way to access EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP) is to A. log into your Penn Foster Student Portal Page and click on the Library Services Button on the right sidebar. B. log onto your Penn Foster Student Portal and choose the Information Literacy course. C. perform an Internet search for “EDSeek database.” D. perform a search engine search for “EDSeek” and choose from the list of hits.
5. Examples of common search engines used for research include A. Google, Bing, and Yahoo. B. EDSeek, Reader’s Guide, and Dogpile. C. Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. D. Open Library, Project Gutenberg, and The Internet Public Library.
6. Using a plus (+) sign before a keyword search indicates that A. it’s a mandatory word that must be found in the search. B. you’re eliminating a word from your search results. C. you’re adding a new term to your search. D. it’s an optional term within your search.
7. In EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP), choosing only peer-reviewed articles indicates that you’ll A. be able to access and clip the article. B. see articles that are accompanied with photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visuals. C. see return hits that pertain only to academic journals. D. see only articles containing information that has been evaluated and verified by experts in a field.
8. Within EDSeek (Expanded Academic ASAP), you’ll begin your search by choosing to search by A. keyword, publication title, and abstract. B. report, subject, and brief article. C. keyword, subject, or publication title. D. full text, images, and number of pages.
9. Examples of metasearch engines include A. RefSeek, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. B. Google Scholar, iSEEK, and Academic Index. C. Search.com, Dogpile, and MetaLib. D. Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
10. Which of the following layout elements is shared across most search engines? A. A “Sort by: Publication date” option B. A truncation option C. Nonprofit advertisements D. Additional search types
11. 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. The selection process is unregulated, so the results are thought to be of lower quality. C. Users send in their search request and then the search engine librarians find materials for them. D. Links are selected by users.
12. Wildcards A. are characters that stand for a letter or additional letters of a word. B. truncate your search. C. substitute antonyms and synonyms in your search. D. are characters that eliminate any variations and return only the exact spelling of a word in search results.
13. Which of the following is a human-powered search engine? A. Google B. MetaLib C. Dogpile D. Mahalo
14. Boolean operators include A. and, with, or not. B. and, or, not, andnot, or and not. C. and and not only. D. or, not, and with.
15. Which of the following sources likely has the most reliable information? A. A company-sponsored website with detailed citations B. A computer science textbook written by an expert in the field in the early 2000s C. An article in last month’s issue of a peer-reviewed trade journal D. A graduate student’s blog that was updated ten months ago
16. EDSeek (also known as Expanded Academic ASAP) is A. Penn Foster’s Student Portal providing course materials, exams, and grades. B. Penn Foster’s Digital Library reference and research section. C. Penn Foster’s Community website referencing student posts and course materials. D. Penn Foster’s electronic database that serves as both a periodical index and a repository of full-text articles.
17. NoodleTools is a website that A. enables students to create authentic noodles. B. provides educational tools, software, and information for students. C. provides medical terminology definitions. D. arranges other websites in a clear and concise order.
18. All of the following are aspects of the search process except A. automated spiders “crawl” websites and build lists of keywords. B. users vote on the relevance of the source, which affects whether it will appear in future searches. C. pages containing the searched-for words are located. D. select information is sent to the search engine’s database to be indexed.
19. It’s wise to use more than one search engine when doing a search because A. if search results are the same across all the search engines, you’ll know you’ve found some reliable sources. B. doing so will assist you in creating a bibliography. C. using more than one search engine will decrease your search time. D. you’ll receive a wider range of results, some of which you might not have gotten using just one.
20. Why is the viewpoint of an author important? A. It provides you with direct quotes for your research. B. It expresses popular opinion. C. It helps you to determine whether an article is biased or unbiased. D. It states your point of view on a particular topic.
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