Choose the best answer for each question.
a. Gathering background information will give you all the information you need to research your topic.
b. Gathering background information can help you narrow the focus of your topic.
c. Gathering background information can help you keep track of your research to avoid plagiarizing.
d. Gathering background information can help you fill in the gaps after you have finished your research to see what you may have missed on the topic.
a. Boolean operator
b. search statement
c. subject heading
d. search heading
a. related terms
c. Boolean operators
For questions 4–9, match the appropriate search statement to the types of searches listed below. Type your choice from Column A into the corresponding box in Column B.
|Column A||Column B|
|a. network* AND secur*
b. network AND (security OR protection)
c. “network security”
d. network OR security
e. network AND security
f. network NOT security
|4. both search terms present|
|5. either search term present|
|6. excluding one search term|
|7. retrieves alternative word endings|
|8. search terms combined as a phrase|
|9. alternative keywords in a search|
a. apple AND “farmer’s market”
b. (apple OR pear) AND “farmer’s market”
c. terms assigned to describe items in database
d. apple OR pear AND farm
c. phrase searching
d. no advanced searching technique is used in the search statement
a. common knowledge
b. information creation
c. peer review
d. secondary sources
a. primary sources
b. database records
c. search statements
d. academic research
a. firsthand accounts and primary sources
b. primary and secondary sources
c. MLA and APA citations
d. library databases and search engines
a. Primary sources are sources of information or data that are interpreted, evaluated, or analyzed, and secondary sources are sources that interpret, evaluate, or analyze primary sources.
b. Primary sources are sources of information or data that are not interpreted, evaluated, or analyzed, and secondary sources are sources that interpret, evaluate, or analyze primary sources.
c. Primary sources are sources of information or data that are not interpreted, evaluated, or analyzed, and secondary sources are sources that only interpret, evaluate, or analyze secondary sources.
d. There is no obvious difference between primary sources and secondary sources.
You need both primary and secondary sources for your criminal justice research paper. Answer the following two questions about the types of sources.
a. criminal justice textbook
b. eyewitness account
c. literature review published in a law journal
d. all three are examples of secondary sources
a. trial transcript
b. prisoner’s diary
c. census data
d. criminal justice literature review
a. contain materials that support the research needs of faculty and students.
b. include four-year public college libraries, four-year private college libraries, university libraries, and two-year community college libraries.
c. include many that are open to the public and if you are unable to borrow materials, you can often use their resources on site.
d. all of the above
a. may be a good place to start your academic research even though most do not own the large collections of scholarly books and specialized journals appropriate for more in-depth investigation that a research library contains.
b. do not vary in the amount and types of resources offered.
c. do not have electronic research databases.
d. are only located in cities or towns with more than 250,000 people.
a. Government depository libraries have broad collections that can be used for research on governmental issues.
b. Government depository libraries were established by Congress to ensure the American public has access to published U.S. government information.
c. Government documents are available only in print form in a government depository library.
d. Government depository libraries often include state law libraries.
a. periodical databases
b. statistical databases
c. reference databases
d. electronic book databases
a. a newspaper article
b. an article from a trade publication
c. a magazine article
d. a scholarly journal article
a. “Irish Babies, African Mothers: Rites of Passage and Rights in Citizenship in Post-Millennial Ireland”
b. “How Many Irish Potato Famine Deaths? Toward Coherence of the Evidence”
c. “‘Good Man, Mary!’ Women Musicians and the Fraternity of Irish Traditional Music”
d. “‘The Gloomy Forebodings of this Dread Disease,’ Climate, Famine and Sleeping Sickness in East Africa”
a. identify the author
b. cite the source in your paper
c. evaluate the content of the source
d. determine the date it was published
a. If you paraphrase or summarize an idea from another work, you must also supply an in-text citation or reference to the source as well as a full citation at the end of your paper.
b. If you quote another work word for word, you must put the passage in quotation marks, but you need not include a citation in a works cited or references list.
c. If you quote another work word for word, you do not have to put the passage in quotation marks and only need to use a citation in the text of your paper.
d. If you paraphrase or summarize an idea from another work, you must supply an in-text citation or reference to the source, but do not need a full citation at the end of your paper.
For a course on contemporary issues in science, you are assigned to write a research paper on a current issue. You have chosen the topic “genetically modified foods.” Your assignment indicates that you should use a variety of resources, including books, articles, and Web sites, to find information for your paper.
a. Web site of a company that produces genetically modified corn, last updated in 2002
b. annotated bibliography on genetically altered crops published in 2009 by a federal agricultural agency
c. Web site of a vegetarian activist group that advocates organic food production
d. essay on genetics in foods posted on a well-known university’s Web site that is unfinished and has no author and no date
a. allerg* AND (child* OR youth) AND “genetically modified foods”
b. “genetically modified foods” AND health
c. (nutrition OR allergies) AND child*
d. health AND risk AND (child* OR youth) AND allergies
a. Narrow your keywords to include more specific terms on the topic
b. Broaden your keywords and revise your search statement
c. Change your topic to one that is covered in your textbook
d. Write the paper using the materials you found
You have found the following database record when searching for articles on your research topic. Use it to answer questions 32–33.
Strategies to Evaluate the Safety of Bioengineered Foods
International Journal of Toxicology; Sept. 2007, Vol. 26 Issue 5, pp. 389–399
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Genetically modified foods
Food – Biotechnology
a. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
b. International Journal of Toxicology
c. Strategies to Evaluate the Safety of Bioengineered Foods
d. Genetically modified foods
a. Delaney, Bryan
b. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
c. Genetically modified organisms
d. Food – Biotechnology
You have found the following journal article citation in the library database Academic Search Complete.
Genetically modified food from crops: progress, pawns, and possibilities. By: Morin, Xenia. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Oct. 2008, Vol. 392 Issue 3, pp. 333–340.
a. Morin, X. Genetically modified food from crops: Progress, pawns, and possibilities. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 392.3 (2008): 333–40. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Nov. 2009.
b. Morin, Xenia. “Genetically Modified Food from Crops: Progress, Pawns, and Possibilities.” Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry volume 392, issue 3 (2008): 333–40.
c. Morin, Xenia. “Genetically Modified Food from Crops: Progress, Pawns, and Possibilities.” Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 392.3 (2008): 333–40. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Nov. 2009.
d. Morin, X. “Genetically Modified Food from Crops: Progress, Pawns, and Possibilities.” Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 392.3 (2008): 333–40. Academic Search Complete. University of Maryland University College. 22 Nov. 2009.
State of exception in the regulation of genetically modified organisms in Brazil. By: Pelaez, Victor. Science & Public Policy (SPP), Feb. 2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1, pp. 61–71.
Author (Prof. Victor Pelaez) Affiliations: Department of Economics, Federal University of Paraná, Av. Pref. Lothário Meissner 632, 880210-170 Curitiba — PR, Brazil.
The regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Brazil has involved intense disputes between the three branches of government (legislative, executive and judiciary). This process arose out of a class-action suit that overruled a decision authorizing the commercial release of GM soybeans by the regulatory body.
a. relevant and scholarly
b. relevant but not scholarly
c. irrelevant but scholarly
d. irrelevant and not scholarly
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