Module 1


Question 1

"Information Literacy" is best described as:

Question 2

Information literacy is a term that also applies to:

Question 3

Where would you look for an introduction to a topic such as remote sensing?

Question 4

You can use ITC library's online catalog (Adlib) to find information on:

Question 5

The call number of a book:

Question 6

ITC Library's classification system (UDC) arranges books on the library shelves:

Question 7

The shelf mark/ call number of a book you have been looking for is 551.4
Between which of the following two shelf marks would you find this book?

Question 8

You have used the words “evaporation” in the ITC Library catalogue (Adlib) search.
No document is found by the computer. What do you conclude?

Question 9

To find all the documents about "Schermerhorn" (founder ITC) in the ITC library catalogue (Adlib), I would do a search:

Question 10

Your professor suggested you read a particular article and gave you the following citation:
Osei, F.B., Duker, A.A., Augustijn, P.W.M. and Stein, A. (2010) Spatial dependency of cholera prevalence on potential cholera reservoirs in an urban area, Kumasi, Ghana. In: International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation : JAG, 12 (2010)5, pp. 331-339.

Which of the following would you type into the library's catalog Adlib to locate the actual article?

Question 11

If you need a book or an article which the ITC library does not have,

Question 12

When searching scientific databases with journal article e.g. Elsevier Science Direct, you may wish to see the abstract of an article. An abstract is defined as:

Question 13

Which of the following is a characteristic of scholarly/scientific journals?

Question 14

Which is potentially the most current or up-to-date source of information on any scientific topic?

Question 15

What is a citation?

Question 16

You are to provide an article on the use of GIS in local governments.
Which database(s) would be most appropriate for locating the article?

Question 17

What is a citation database like Web of Science?

Question 18

Select the type of material cited below:
Vosselman, G. (editor) and Maas, H.G. (editor) (2010) Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. Boca Raton, CRC, 2010. 318 p. ISBN: 978-1904445-87-6.

Question 19

Select the type of material cited below:
Maiyo, L., Kerle, N. and Köbben, B.J. (2010) Collaborative post - disaster damage mapping via geo web services.
In: Geographic information and cartography for risk and crisis management : towards better solutions : e-book / editor M. Konecny, S. Zlatanova, T.L. Bandrova ; - Berlin : Springer, 2010. - 437 p. - (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). ISBN 978-3-642-03442-8. pp. 221-231.

Question 20

Select the type of material cited below:
Kandwal, R., Augustijn, P.W.M., Stein, A., Miscione, G. and ... [et al.] (2010) Geospatial analysis of HIV - related social stigma : a study of tested females across mandals of Andhra Pradesh in India.
In: International journal of health geographics, 9 (2010)28 p.

Question 21

Select the type of material cited below:
The World Bank's online data catalog (2010) Retrieved July 20, 2010, from

Question 22

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

Question 23

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

Question 24

If searching an online database e.g. Elsevier Science Direct or Geobase results in 77 citations to journal articles, and you only need five, how do you choose the best five articles from the 77 citations?

Question 25

Criteria you should use to evaluate an information web site include all of the following except:

Question 26

If you decide to use information from a website for your research project:

Question 27

When searching the Internet you should keep in mind...

Question 28

Plagiarism is:

Question 29

You must cite your source used in a research paper if:

Question 30

To broaden a search, you would use the Boolean operator:

Question 31

To narrow a search without eliminating a term, you would use the Boolean operator:

Question 32

When searching a database, a truncation symbol can be placed at the end of a word stem in order to:

Question 33

If you are unable to locate information on your topic, you may be using the wrong keyword/subject heading. A good way to proceed would be to:

Question 34

Which is the best strategy when you find too much information?

Question 35

What is the best way for you to get help with your research if you cannot find materials on your topic?
Your answer:

If you have answered more than 80% of the questions correctly (30 correct answers or more): you are fairly literate but you could still improve, see the advice that we gave at the various questions.


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