3 : Constructs/implements
effective strategies for searching the Web.
You should be able to:
Understand what kind of information is available
from a search engine, such as Google, or from a Web
index, such as Yahoo;
Select appropriate strategies for searching the Web;
Recognize the different parts of a URL.
Know the criteria for evaluating Web sites.
1.The Internet search engine Google searches for information
a) Library databases, such as EBSCOHost's Academic Search
c) Web pages
2. Which is NOT recommended for evaluating Web
pages among the following? (Choose one.)
c) Color & format
3. Which statement about the Web is FALSE?
a) Everything is on the Web.
b) Not everything on the Web comes from a reliable and
c) The Internet is a collaborative information space,
not managed by
any one group.
d) Lots of useful information isn't in electronic format.
4. When you write a research paper, you are required
to include a bibliography or reference list. Which of
the following statements is FALSE?
a) Your professor may suggest a style.
b) APA (American Psychological Association) and MLA (
Language Association) are two style manuals often used
c) Web sites do not have to be included in a bibliography.
d) Many library databases have "help links"
for how to create a
bibliography and styles of citation.
5. The following statements are about criteria for evaluating
web pages. Which one is FALSE?
a) The ability to contact the author via e-mail or a contact
address/phone number is important.
b) If the page is mostly for advertising, the information
c) The page should be updated regularly, including the
d) There should be a balance between text and images.
6. Look at the following URLs and decide which statement
is the FALSE.
a) http://www.lindtchocolate.com is a business or commercial
b) http://www.fao.org/ is a school site.
c) http://www.nasa.gov is a government site.
d) http://www.swarthmore.edu is an educational site.
7. Read the following citation, and identify the INCORRECT
a) This is a citation for a journal article.
b) "January 16, 2003" is the date of the publication.
c) This article has been retrieved from a library database.
d) Theory Into Practice is the title of the original