Information Competency Skills Pretest \ Posttest
Using rubrics to assess students’ information competency skills
You are taking this course:
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Please select what library class you are taking.
Select what library class you are taking from the list below.
a) What is your class level?
b) What is your gender?
c) Please check the library classes you have completed:
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d) How often do you use the LBCC Library?
e) Have you ever received instruction on using library resources?
Imagine that you are writing a research paper about the fall of the Roman empire. Your teacher recommends that you start with general works that provide a broad overview of the topic before looking at those that provide more specific details. In which order would you consult the sources below?
If you find a book in Voyager, LBCC’s online catalog about your topic, what is a good way to find other books related to that topic?
The following is a citation for a book on global warming from Voyager, LBCC’s online catalog:
Title: The Challenge of global warming/ edited by Dean Edwin Abrahamson
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Island Press, c1989
ISBN: 0933280874 (alk paper)
0933280866 (pbk: alk paper)
Format: Book
Subjects: Global warming
Climatic changes
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
From a study of the above citation, identify one related topic covered in this book:
Imagine that you have to find information from multiple sources, and your instructor asks you to find the type of information given below.
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
1. Periodical that publishes current, general interest articles.
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
2. Brief overview of broad topic
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
3. A source of daily national/international news and sports update.
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
Research Section
4. A source for general definition of words/terms
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
5. Periodical that publishes scholarly articles
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
6. A source for in-depth content of a subject
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
7. A source for geographical locations
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
8. A database for online journal articles
Select the tool that is the best source for finding the information needed.
Boolean Operators
The most accurate statement about Boolean operators is:
If you were asked to perform a search in an Internet search engine or online database, which of the following would you choose to narrow the search results?
Decide what each citation below refers to.
Parham, Marti. “Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys talk Music, Movies & Politics in November Ebony.” Jet 114.16 (2008): 52
Decide whether this citation below refers to a:
Edwards, Walter. “”From poetry to rap: The lyrics of Tupac Shakur.” Western Journal of Black Studies 26.2 (2002): 61-71.
Decide whether this citation below refers to a:
Rodney, Walter. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Washington, D.C.: Howard UP, 1982.
Decide whether this citation below refers to a:
Rhoden, William C. “After a Trying Year, Ray Lewis Triumphs.” New York Times, 8 Jan. 2001, D3.
Decide whether this citation below refers to a:
Mukherjee, Arun P. “Ideology in the Classroom: A Case Study in the Teaching of English Literature in Canadian Universities.” The Postcolonial Studies reader. Ed. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. New York: Routledge, 1995. 447-51.
Decide whether this citation below refers to a:
In evaluating an Internet Web site, which of the following are very important?
Suppose you read an article that is relevant to your research paper. In which instances should you include a footnote for the article in your own paper?
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