Assessment in Action Project


This post-test is identical to the pre-test and was given to students as a required assignment at the end of the Fall 2105 semester.

Test was adapted from Madonna University Library

In the library catalog, what is the BEST way to search for books on a given topic?

  •   Author or title. 
  •   Publisher or call number. 
  •   ISSN or ISBN. 
  •   Keyword or subject. 

I read a book for a course I was taking at MCLA. It contained the footnote: Bonilla-Silva, E. (1997). Rethinking racism: Toward a structural interpretation. American Sociological Review, 62, 465-480. This citation is for...

  •   a journal article. 
  •   a journal. 
  •   a book. 
  •   a website. 

Library classification systems arrange books on library shelves...

  •   by subject. 
  •   by publisher. 
  •   by title. 
  •   by author. 

When you are starting a research assignment, how will you begin looking for information that will help you decide on a topic?

  •   Google Web Search. 
  •   Go to the Public Library. 
  •   Use your textbook to gather information. 
  •   Library Research Guides. 

If you need a book or article that the Freel Library does not have you can...

  •   search the web for a way to buy it. 
  •   order the item through interlibrary loan (ILL). 
  •   buy the item from the library reference desk. 
  •   forget about it. 

If you summarize information from an article in your own words, you still must cite that source.

  •   True 
  •   False 

Which is the best place to find research published by scholars, experts or professionals?

  •   On the Internet. 
  •   In the newspapers. 
  •   In books and scholarly journals. 
  •   In general interest magazines. 

Why might you use quotation marks when conducting a search for articles?

  •   To emphasize what you are saying. 
  •   Grouping more than one word as an exact phrase will get better results. 
  •   Titles should always be in quotation marks. 

In critically evaluating information sources, you should consider all except...

  •   The timeliness of the information. 
  •   The credentials of the author. 
  •   The length of the information source. 
  •   The accuracy of the information. 

If you quote material from an article in your paper, you need to add a citation at the end of the quote as well as in your references or works cited section.

  •   True 
  •   False 

How do you know if someone is an authority on climate change?

  •   She has her own website. 
  •   Numerous articles on global warming cite her work. 
  •   She uses technical jargon that most readers wouldn't understand. 
  •   She has a PhD. 

Post-test Results