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Tutorials & Quizzes

Finding Articles

Submission Information and Quiz


Students who have been told by their instructor that they can use this tutorial to earn extra credit or as a required part of their course must submit the quiz electronically. Please make sure to fill out all of the required elements and the quiz will automatically be graded and sent to your instructor.

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I. Submission Information:

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B. Please provide the following:
  Course (e.g., ENGL):
  Course Number (e.g., 102):
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C. *On what campus are you taking this course?
  Germantown Rockville Takoma Park/Silver Spring Distance Education WD&CE
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II. Quiz:

1. Why is it important to turn your thesis statement into a meaningful search statement?
  a. Because you can search only the most meaningful terms from your question in a database
  b. Because you want more relevant results
  c. Because different databases may use different vocabulary
  d. All of the above
2. When is it appropriate to search in a database to find periodical articles?
  a. After you have gained a general understanding of your topic
  b. Any time
3. It would be appropriate to use newspaper and magazine articles if you were to write a paper on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
  a. True
  b. False
4. A peer-reviewed article is more authoritative than a popular magazine article because:
  a. Experts in the field have reviewed it for accuracy of information.
  b. My instructor wants me to use only peer-reviewed articles.
5. Which search strategy will get you more articles?
  a. Cancer OR nutrition
  b. Cancer AND nutrition
6. Which of the following statements is true?
  a. The full text is available for all articles in the Library databases.
  b. The full text is available for a majority of articles in the Library databases.
7 .What are your options for getting an article if it is not available full-text in a database?
  a. You may be able to get it through a different database or Interlibrary Loan.
  b. There is no way to get it unless you are ready to pay for it.
8. How will reading an abstract help you with your research?
  a. You will save time by reading the abstract, because it will give you all of the information you need.
  b. You will know if the article is relevant to your research.
9. Your instructor has asked you to find recent articles on gun violence in the United States. Which limit would you apply?
  a. Choose specific publication dates
  b. Use quotation marks to find "gun violence" as a phrase
10. Which statement is true?
  a. You can find articles from popular magazines and newspapers by searching the Library's databases.
  b. You can only find articles from scholarly journals by searching the Library's databases.

Comments or questions can be sent to:

Jenny Hatleberg, Librarian,
Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


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