Final Examination
Library/Information Literacy

These short answer questions are from the exam bank and reflect the style of the instructor.

Topic 4 - Properly Citing Sources


You have the following sources below. How would you cite the information in the relevant paragraph? How would you list the references in a Bibliography or Works Cited? You may use your English professor's preference, APA, MLA, etc

(i). Book written by David Romer, Advanced Macroeconomics. This is the second edition, the publisher is McGraw Hill in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), and was published in 2001. You information comes from pages 150-152,

(ii). Book written by Sarah Palin, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. The publisher is Harper in New York, New York (NY), published in 2010, and is the first edition. Your information comes from pages 101-102.

(iii). A journal article written by Robert Jervis. The title of the article is Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace "Presidential Address, American Political Science Association, 2001". The journal is The American Political Science Review, volume 96, issue 1. This article was published in 2002 and has page numbers between 1 and 14.

(iv). A journal article written by Jim Thomas. The title of the article is Quantifying the Black Market: Measurement without Theory Yet Again? The journal is The Economic Journal, volume 109, issue 456. This article was published in 1999 and has page numbers between F381 and F389.

(v). This is a webpage source. This paper is written by Ariel Burstein and Jonathan Vogel. The title is Globalization, Technology, and the Skill Premium: A Quantitative Analysis. The researchers work at the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA). The URL is http://www.nber.org/papers/w16459 and was accessed on December 11, 2010.

(vi). This is a webpage source. The webpage has no author, but is found on the Federal Reserve System. The title is the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The year is 2010 and the webpage can be found at http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/default.htm. The access date was November 21, 2010.


Topic 5 - Reading Books and Research Papers


1. What is an abstract? Why are people allowed to read these for free, while the rest of the article can cost money?

2. What is the cultural difference between Western and Communal in regards to plagiarism?

3. What are the two techniques when creating an outline that contains your research? These techniques refer to the method of transcribing your information from your source into your outline.

4. What are the two types of plagiarism? Which type is more difficult to detect?

5. If you are not sure whether to cite a source, what are two things you can do to resolve this problem?

6. What is a key proposition?

7. Books may contain more information than you require. If you have limited time and cannot read the whole book, how can you locate the information quickly inside the book that you need for your research?

8. According to the author, Badke, why does he say that paraphrasing information for your outline may be a bad idea?

9. How does the key proposition relate to the research question and evidence?


Topic 6 - Tips on Research Writing


1. What is the bulge (in terms of writing a research report)?

2. What are the two purposes of an introduction?

3. What is the longitudinal method of compare and contrast?

4. What is the cross-sectional method of compare and contrast?

5. What is meant by clear writing?

6. What is transition in terms of writing? Give some examples of transitional words.

7. What is a good method to organize an analysis research paper?

8. What is a good method to organize a historical paper?

9. When should you use quotation marks?

10. Should large sections of your research paper contain quotation marks? Please explain.