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Info Lit Tutorial: Session 1


1. You are writing a term paper on teenage suicide. Which encyclopedia is the BEST for background information?
a) Encyclopedia of Philosophy
b) The Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence
c) International Encyclopedia of Population
d) Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

2. Select the BEST subject area for the topic rap music:
a) Popular music
b) Television advertising
c) Fashion

3. Which is the BEST resource to find background information on a specific subject ?
a) Newspaper articles
b) A library database, such as Academic Search Premier
c) The Internet
d) Encyclopedias, handbooks and almanacs.

4. Which of the following should you do if you cannot find materials on your topic?
a) Give up
b) Get depressed
c) Change/ modify your topic or ask a librarian for help

5. Which of the following is the BEST answer to develop a research topic?
a) Mapping out ideas
b) Gathering background information
c) Select a manageable topic
d) Reading and taking notes
e) All of the above.

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