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Creation of information and products derived from information requires a commitment of time, original thought, and resources that need to be respected by those seeking to use these products, or create their own based on the work of others. In addition, information may be valued more or less highly based on its creator, its audience/consumer, or its message.
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Quizzes and tests to assess understanding of concepts related to citing sources
You need to cite your sources for the following reason:
a. You will get an extra credit for this.
b. You will be able to find the sources you cited.
c. You don’t want to be charged with plagiarism.
d. You want to document the sources you used.
e. a, b & c
f. b, c & d
Suppose you are writing a paper and you read an article on your topic that you want to include in your paper. In which of the following scenarios would you cite the article? *** (choose all that apply)
a. when you copy a whole paragraph from the article
b. when you write it over in your own words
c. when you quote one sentence from the article
d. when you use one or more sources listed in the bibliography at the end of the article
a. failing to use the correct format when citing your sources
b. using the idea of another person in your work instead of using only your own ideas
c. improperly interpreting the authors in your source
d. including the ideas of another person in your writing and failing to cite them properly
(from Shelton, D., Graham-Webb, D., Pierce, S. T., Moore, D., & Aaron, L. (2005). Student information literacy survey).
Decide whether each citation is from a popular or scholarly source. (Choose one answer for each section.)**
A. Harrison, Kristen and Joanne Cantor. “The Relationship between media consumption and eating disorders.” Journal of Communication. 47 (Spring 1997) 40-67.
B. Jamison, Dirk. “Tao of the dumpster: My Father's love affair with trash.” Utne Reader, November 1996, 76-79.
C. Marguilies, Herbert F. “The Moderates in the League of Nations Battle: An Overlooked faction.” The Historian. 60 (Winter 1998) 273-288.
What type of source is this?
Katz, Marco. "Salsa Criticism at the Turn of the Century: Identity Politics and Authenticity." Popular Music and Society 28 (2005): 35-54. (choose one)***
a. it is a book
b. it is a journal article
c. it is a newspaper article
d. it is a chapter from a book
For each of the following 3 citations which answer is correct? ** (Choose an answer for each section.)
A. Kors, Alan Charles "Morality on today's college campuses: The assault upon liberty and dignity." Vital Speeches of the Day. 64(20): 633-637. 1998. Aug 1.
a. article title: Morality on today's college campuses
b. article title: Vital Speeches of the Day
B. The New York Times, January 31, 1999, Sunday, Late Edition - Final, Section 1; Page 12; Column 6; National Desk, 745 words, Two Protests By Students Over Wages For Workers, By Steven Greenhouse.
a. periodical title: The New York Times
b. periodical title: Two Protests by Students Over Wages For Workers
C. Watson, Jinx Stapleton "If you don't have it, you can't find it." A close look at students' perceptions of using technology. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 49(11): 1024-1036. 1998 Sep. [References]
a. 49(11) is the volume and number of pages in the article
b. 49(11) is the volume and issue number of the article
The questions marked with * are modified from the UCI Tutorial quizzes.
The questions marked with ** are taken from the SKIL Tutorial.
The questions marked with *** are taken or modified from Millikin University Information Literacy Skills Assessment.