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who wants to be information literate
Who Wants to Be Information Literate?

How to Get Started

Association of College and Research LibrariesInformation Literacy Competency Standards for Higher EducationStandards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes

http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilstandardlo.html

IUP Information Literacy Web Page (http://www.lib.iup.edu/infolit/infolit.html)

Produced by the Reflective Practice Information Literacy Group:

Susan Drummond, Sandy Janicki,

Bryan Houser, and Portia Diaz-Martin.

Designed and Last Updated: 2002 by Portia Diaz-Martin

rules of the game
Rules of the Game
  • Each contestant will be asked questions relevant to the five standards.
  • Each contestant will have a total of three Life-Lines for the game, they may:
    • Ask a colleague
    • Poll the audience
    • 50/50
  • The winner is the contestant with the most money at the end of the game.
  • Good luck!
standard one
Standard One

The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.

the best place to look for an introduction to a topic such as astronomy is
The best place to look for an introduction to a topic such as astronomy is:

a. The library catalog

b. An encyclopedia

c. A periodical

d. A government report

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Describe the effects of a thinning ozone layer on the environment. What source would you use to find the best and most current information on this topic?

a. A dictionary

b. An atlas

c. A periodical index

d. An encyclopedia

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Describe the effects of a thinning ozone layer on the environment. What source would you use to find the best and most current information on this topic?

c. A periodical index

what types of documents are considered primary sources
What types of documents are considered primary sources?

a. Raw data, diaries, letters, manuscripts, and original accounts

b. Academic journal articles and books published by scholars

c. Books primarily concerned with the creative process

d. Materials in languages other than English.

what types of documents are considered primary sources9
What types of documents are considered primary sources?

a. Raw data, diaries, letters, manuscripts, and original accounts

standard two
Standard Two

The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

books kept in a college library are now normally located through
Books kept in a college library are now normally located through:

a. the card catalog

b. periodical indexes

c. a printed list updated each month

d. the online catalog

a call number from the library s online catalog provides information needed to
A call number from the library’s online catalog provides information needed to:

a. find other books written in the same year

b. cite that book in a list of sources used for your research assignment

c. find a specific magazine in the library

d. locate a specific book in the library and view related items shelved nearby

a call number from the library s online catalog provides information needed to14
A call number from the library’s online catalog provides information needed to:

d. locate a specific book in the library and view related items shelved nearby

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Which one of the following types of search strategies would retrieve the MOST items in a database search?

a. match any (dogs OR cats)

b. match both (dogs AND cats)

c. exclude (dogs NOT cats)

d. phrase search ( “dogs cats”)

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Which one of the following types of search strategies would retrieve the MOST items in a database search?

a. match any (dogs OR cats)

standard three
Standard Three

The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.

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An employer says that he will award a $2000 bonus to the employee who finds the best computer equipment to meet the company’s needs for the next five years. You decide that the best strategy to find the needed information (and secure the bonus) is to:

a. visit computer stores in town and see what brands they sell

b. ask your boss what he wants and search for equipment reviews in computer magazines and on Internet sites

  • c. find internet sites for computer companies to see what kinds of equipment they sell

d. ask a friend who works as a receptionist at Compaq Computer Corporation

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An employer says that he will award a $2000 bonus to the employee who finds the best computer equipment to meet the company’s needs for the next five years. You decide that the best strategy to find the needed information (and secure the bonus) is to:

b. ask your boss what he wants and search for equipment reviews in computer magazines and on Internet sites

which of the following is probably the most reliable source for health information
Which of the following is probably the most reliable source for health information?

a. “Wake up and drink the coffee? It’s good for your health,” in the National Enquirer, a tabloid newspaper.

b. “Coffee and heart health,” in the Coffee Science Source, a web site by the National Coffee Association, a trade organization.

c. “Coffee consumption and coronary heart disease in women: a ten-year follow-up,” an article on the American Medical Association web site.

d. B and C are equally reliable.

which of the following is probably the most reliable source for health information21
Which of the following is probably the most reliable source for health information?

c. “Coffee consumption and coronary heart disease in women: a ten-year follow-up,” an article on the American Medical Association web site.

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When evaluating Web Pages for possible use in research papers, students should be cautious of those from which domain?

a. .org

b. .com

c. .gov

d. .edu

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When evaluating WebPages for possible use in research papers, students should be cautious of those from which domain?

b. .com

standard four
Standard Four

The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

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You’ve written a paper on a research topic and the professor has asked you to share this information with the rest of the class during next week’s class period. What would be the LEAST effective method of communication with the class.

a. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of the paper outline

b. Compile a portfolio of all the sources you used in the paper

  • c. Create a transparency of the main points of your paper

d. Write a speech discussing the findings of your research

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You’ve written a paper on a research topic and the professor has asked you to share this information with the rest of the class during next week’s class period. What would be the LEAST effective method of communication with the class.

b. Compile a portfolio of all the sources you used in the paper

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A student submits a written project which appears to contain substantial portions which might be 'cut and paste' in construction. What competency might you conclude is evident, nevertheless ?

a. ability to locate appropriate information

b. ability to manipulate digital text, images, and data

c. ability to relate information to a new context

d. ability to reduce digital data from multiple formats to a universal format

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A student submits a written project which appears to contain substantial portions which might be 'cut and paste' in construction. What competency might you conclude is evident, nevertheless ?

b. ability to manipulate digital text, images, and data

why do you need to carefully evaluate web information before deciding to use it in your research
Why do you need to carefully evaluate Web information before deciding to use it in your research?

a. A web site may list more current than historical information on a topic

b. A web site page may include photographs or pictures

c. A web page may not be edited or checked for accuracy before being put online

d. A web page may have many links to other sites

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Why do you need to carefully evaluate Web information before deciding to use it in your research?

c. A web page may not be edited or checked for accuracy before being put online

standard five
Standard Five

The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

what is the best reason for listing information sources used in your research assignment
What is the best reason for listing information sources used in your research assignment?

a. because a librarian said I should list sources I used

b. because it is unfair and illegal to use someone’s ideas without giving them credit

  • c. because the list helps me review for the final exam

d. because the professor is writing a book about student research papers

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What is the best reason for listing information sources used in your research assignment?

b. because it is unfair and illegal to use someone’s ideas without giving them credit

you can tell if a book s copyright has expired if
You can tell if a book’s copyright has expired if:

a. the author is dead

b. the book is out of print

c. it’s available through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

d. none of the above

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The internet’s information delivery potential has raised many questions about traditional copyright laws. Because of this

a. material on the internet is not subject to copyright laws

b. it is legal to use anything you find on the internet so long as you credit your source

c. both of these are correct

d. neither of these is correct

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The internet’s information delivery potential has raised many questions about traditional copyright laws. Because of this

c. a and b are both correct

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Thank you for your participation!This PowerPoint is available as a link on the Information Literacy Web Page at:http://www.lib.iup.edu/infolit/infolitgame.pptThis Webliography is available athttp://www.lib.iup.edu/infolit/webliography.htm

Last Updated: March 7, 2014