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1. Online library catalogs, electronic periodical indexes, and World Wide Web search engines are all examples of databases.

2. In a database, a condensed description of content and representation of an actual "thing" is called?
a record
a field
a subfield

3. Your database search will use only the field or fields you specify to retrieve results.

4. What information from the following electronic periodical index record can be used to find additional, related sources (Choose all that apply)

JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, March 21, 2001 v285 i11 p1439

"Ethical Issues in Embryonic Stem Cell Research."
Cynthia B. Cohen.

Human Embryo - Research
      View 218 Periodical references
Stem Cells - Research
      View 569 Periodical references

Cohen, Cynthia B.
Stem Cells - Research
Human Embryo - Research
5. Why would you use an electronic periodical index?
To find citations of articles contained in general magazines and scholarly journals
To find out if the SHC library owns a particular magazine or journal
To search the Web
To check your email

For each of the next three questions choose "library" or "WWW."

6. Information is not classified in a systematic way.

7. Information sources generally go through an evaluation or peer-review process.


8. Information is in a permanent collection.


9. Which of the following is most likely to take you to the Website of the National Center for Health Statistics at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control?

10. Which of the following will retrieve the terms 'music,' 'musician,' 'musical,' 'musicians,' and 'musicality' in most electronic periodical indexes?
music# (pound symbol)
music* (asterisk symbol)
music+ (plus symbol)
music& (ampersand symbol)

11. Library online catalogs and periodical indexes are different from Web search engines because? (Choose all that apply)
humans classify and index the sources
they catalog and index material that has gone through an editorial and publishing process
they include only material that has been selected by a librarian or indexer
they can be searched by subject headings or assigned index terms

12. The SHC Library online catalog (SIRSI) allows you to search by which of the following fields? (Choose all that apply)
Library of Congress Subject Headings

13. All articles found in periodical indexes are suitable for your research projects.

14. Which one of the following best represents the kind of Boolean computer search a skilled researcher would use to retrieve relevant results for this question?

"What are the scientific and ethical issues of reproduction research, specifically those related to cloning?"

ethical issues AND reproduction research
ethical issues AND cloning
(scientific OR ethical) and (reproduction OR cloning)
(scientific OR ethics OR moral) and (reproduction OR cloning OR genetic engineering)

15. Which of the following questions should you ask when evaluating information found on the WWW? (Choose all that apply)
Can you determine the scholarly credentials of the author?
Is the author biased, making an argument for personal gain, offering an opinion, or giving a factual report?
Are references given (i.e. bibliography or footnotes)?
Does the information conform to your personal opinions?
Are the graphics cool?

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