GCU UNV 103 Week 5 Assignment Literacy Pre-Assessment Paper

Copyright law in the United States, which governs intellectual property rights, applies to which type of resources?

Attend a group library instruction session, either in-person or via one of the library’s virtual webinars

When doing research on your topic, “The impact of steroids on America”, you find you have too much information for a three page essay. What do you do?

Use as much information as possible and hope the professor doesn’t notice that the essay is two pages longer than the maximum

  • Reduce the scope of your topic to something more focused, such as the use of steroids in American high schools
  • Pick the first three articles you find and write an essay based on these three resources strategy, or resources
  • You searched in the library databases and the search had zero results
  • You have an article or other resource and don’t know how to properly cite the reference
  • All of the above

Wikipedia can be a good starting place to learn more about a research topic. However, it is usually inappropriate to use Wikipedia as a cited resource in college papers assignments because:

  • Wikipedia is created by multiple persons and it isn’t clear what authority they may have on a specific topic
  • Changes can easily be made to Wikipedia that may be inaccurate
  • It is difficult to determine if the content is biased
  • All of the above

Which of the following is NOT a Boolean operator?

  • AND
  • NOT
  • OR

The correct way to write the in-text citation for the following reference is: Solganick, H. (2013). Creating constructive consciousness: Critical thinking for the Christian. Global Education Journal, 2013(3), 1-33.

  • (Creating constructive consciousness, 2013)
  • (Solganick, 2013)
  • (Solganick, H., 2013)
  • (Global Education Journal, 2013)

When required to use peer-reviewed articles on a topic for your essay, where would you find this type of resource?

  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Not sure

The following reference is: Bland, H. W., Melton, B. F., Bigham, L. E., &Welle, P. D. (2014).Quantifying the impact of physical activity on stress tolerance in college students. College Student Journal, 48(4), 559-568.

  • Book
  • Website
  • Encyclopedia
  • Journal article

You find the perfect article for your assignment and want to find more like it. What do you do?

  • Search using the author’s name in the library’s databases to see if they have written more articles on the topic

Check the references section for articles on a similar topic that were used as sources in the article

  • Identify key words in the article to use in your next search
  • All of the above

A peer-reviewed journal article is:

  • Reviewed by the author’s friends
  • Reviewed by experts in the same subject field prior to being published
  • Reviewed by the author’s colleagues
  • Reviewed for grammatical errors
  • Not sure

When using a journal article to support your essay, when do you have to include an in-text citation?

  • When using a block quote from the journal article
  • When paraphrasing a few sentences from the journal article
  • When using a direct quote from the journal article
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

To learn about the current issues in your field of study you can:

  • Run a search for scholarly journal articles in the library’s databases published in the last year in your field of study

Browse the website for a professional association for your field of study

  • Interview a professional in your field of study
  • All of the above

You need scholarly research on the treatment of diabetes. What type of resource would provide the best information?

  • A popular medical website
  • A peer-reviewed medical journal
  • A current online magazine article
  • A popular YouTube video

Which of the following is an example of a primary source?

  • An encyclopedia entry about World War II
  • A textbook about global conflict and wars
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • All of the above

If, you are writing a compare/contrast paper on a controversial topic like capital punishment, it is important to:

  • Consider both sides of the issue and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both
  • Choose only resources that describe your opinion on the topic
  • Only describe the strengths of one side and the weaknesses of the other

Build a strong case that one side is better than the other Google is

  • A research database
  • A magazine
  • An internet search engine
  • A book