Quiz 4: Online Searching Basics

Review the preceding section(s). Then, select the one best answer to each of the following questions. When you finish the quiz, click "Submit Answers" to send your answers.

  1. The two types of searches usually available in web-based databases are
  2. Your answer:
    Internet and microfilm
    print and pamphlet
    subject and keyword
    subject and publisher


  3. A keyword search
  4. Your answer:
    is available only at SMC
    is better than a lockword search
    must have a subject and a verb
    allows researchers to customize a search


  5. Boolean operators are
  6. Your answer:
    AND, OR, NOT
    AND, MAYBE, PERHAPS
    BUT, ALSO, AND
    BUT, OR, Either


  7. Stopwords are words that
  8. Your answer:
    have more than 5 syllables
    begin with the letter "x"
    are unimportant for retrieving information
    have a meaning for a search


  9. Keywords are words that
  10. Your answer:
    contain abstracts
    have substance and meaning for a search
    have more than 5 syllabes
    begin with the letter "x"


  11. In a keyword search, the OR operator
  12. Your answer:
    broadens a search
    narrows a search
    usually has no effect on a search
    comes from SMC Library's OPAC


  13. In a keyword search, the AND operator
  14. Your answer:
    usually has no effect on a search
    broadens a search
    narrows a search
    comes from SMC Library's OPAC


  15. In a keyword search, the NOT operator
  16. Your answer:
    narrows a search
    usually has no effect on a search
    comes from SMC Library's OPAC
    broadens a search


  17. "Netscape Communicator" is
  18. Your answer:
    the University of California libraries' online catalog
    UCLA's online catalog
    A web browser
    SMC Library's online catalog


  19. ORION2 is
  20. Your answer:
    a World Wide Web browser
    the University of California libraries' combined catalog
    UCLA's online catalog
    SMC Library's online catalog


  21. MELVYL is
  22. Your answer:
    a World Wide Web browser
    SMC Library's online catalog
    the University of California libraries' combined catalog
    UCLA's online catalog


  23. An OPAC is a(n)
  24. Your answer:
    package of rules for editing papers
    Online Public Access Catalog
    oil cartel from the Middle East
    online package of articles from a database


  25. Students can find out UCLA library holdings via
  26. Your answer:
    MELVYL
    cable television
    "Biological Abstracts"
    "Reader's Guide"


  27. MELVYL searching will locate
  28. Your answer:
    books at SMC Library
    books and periodical articles at UCLA libraries
    books and periodical titles at UC libraries
    none of the above


  29. Boolean searching is named for
  30. Your answer:
    Governor Frank Booleang
    mathematician Henry Booley
    mathematician George Boole
    the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System


  31. When searching MELVYL, you can
  32. Your answer:
    limit your search to Delaware public libraries only
    call on the telephone
    dial into the Bibliotheque Nationale
    limit your search to UCLA libraries only


  33. Microsoft "Internet Explorer" is
  34. Your answer:
    a life sciences index
    a union catalog
    an OPAC
    a web browser


  35. Alta Vista is a
  36. Your answer:
    California library network
    search engine
    web browser
    cable televison network


  37. SMC Library's catalog is
  38. Your answer:
    written on microfiche
    a microfilm catalog
    web-based
    found in the Administration building


  39. CD-ROM means
  40. Your answer:
    Certificate of Deposit, Roman
    Car and Driver Road Manual
    Compact Disc Ready Output Mechanism
    Compact Disc Read Only Memory


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