Information Literacy: Psychology Databases

This is a short quiz designed to reinforce what you have already learned in the module. There is no time limit and you can answer the questions in any order. At the end of the quiz, your answers will be checked and you'll be given an opportunity to print your results.



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What is PsycINFO?
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When searching PsycINFO you will find (check all that apply)?
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What is one benefit of using PsycINFO?
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How can I know if a journal is published by the American Psychological Association (check all that apply)?
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How much does it cost to use PsycINFO at the library?
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When searching PsycARTICLES you will find (check all that apply)?
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The APA Thesaurus provides what type of information (check all that apply)?
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What are the two ways to create search strategies in the APA interface for PsycINFO (check all that apply)?
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If you are using the ProQuest interface for PsycINFO and want to construct a search using different types of search terms, you should select...
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Using a non-technical term in a keyword search will (check all that apply)?
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Using a search term in a keyword search strategy will produce _____ than will using the same term in a Subject search strategy.
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A search of PsycINFO using the search terms stroke, elderly, and treatment produces hits for 81 articles.  A search of MEDLINE using the same search terms produces 806 hits for articles. Why do these two searches produce different results?


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Your first search produces no hits or few hits. What should you do next (check all that apply)?
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When entering search terms for a keyword search strategy, a search engine will identify articles for which
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When entering search terms using a Subject search strategy, a search engine will identify articles for which
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Your first search produces 53,497 hits. What should you do next (check all that apply)?
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You conduct a search in PsycINFO for an article published by John Smith in the journal American Psychologist.
You enter Smith in one search window and select the option AUTHOR and enter American Psychologists in another search window and select the option JOURNAL TITLE. Your search produces the message No Matching Records Found. Why did you receive this message?
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How should you create a search in PsycINFO that uses an exact phrase (e.g., old dogs learn new tricks)?
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What are some ways to improve your search results?
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Which of the following keyword search strategies will produce the largest number of hits?
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Which of the following keyword search strategies will produce the smallest number of hits?
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You find a useful article in a PsycINFO search. The library owns the journal but the article is not available as a full-text on-line document. What should you do?
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You want to get a copy of an article with page numbers and placement of figures that are just like the print version in the journal. Which format should you select when you download an electronic copy?
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Some citations in a PsycINFO search will include an SFX icon. What function does SFX perform  (check all that apply)?