Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

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  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

Searching

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Test Yourself!

  1. What is the most efficient way to search for articles in journals or magazines?

    • Browse through issues of journals or magazines in your subject area
    • Search an article database
    • Search Google
    • Search the library catalog

     
     
     

    The most efficient way to search for articles in journals or magazines is to use an article database, such as Academic Search Premier.

  2. You can use the library catalog to find all of the following items except:

    • Books on a topic
    • Periodicals on a topic
    • Journal articles on a topic
    • Videos and DVDs on a topic

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    You can use the library catalog to find books, periodical titles, videos, CD, DVDs etc on a topic. However, you will not find journal articles using the library catalog. You can find journal articles using article databases.

  3. "Structured", "filtered" and "reviewed" are terms that describe information found on:

    • The World Wide Web
    • Library web pages
    • Both A & B

     
     
     

    "Structured", "filtered", and "reviewed" are terms used to describe library web pages.

  4. Which of the following resources would be a good starting place to look for an overview of your topic?

    • An encyclopedia
    • Newspaper
    • Scholarly journal
    • A government publication

     
     
     

    An encyclopedia is a good starting place to look for an overview of your topic.

  5. Which of the following is an example of a database?

    • Amazon.com
    • Academic Search Premier
    • ND Catalog
    • B & C
    • All of the above

     
     
     

    All of the above are examples of a database.

  6. All of the following statements are true except for one. Which statement is FALSE?

    • A keyword search scans all words in a record, including the title, abstract, and author.
    • Subject headings or descriptors describe the main topics of each article or book.
    • A subject search reads only the subject field of a record, so you will get more precise search results.
    • Searching by subject headings is strength of search engines like Google that library databases don't have.

     
     
     

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