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HIST 11A-12A: Slavery and Unfreedom (Brillman/Gudgeirsson/Wigmore): Exercises


To find books available at SCU, I should use:
EBSCO Host: 7 votes (16.67%)
Academic Search Complete: 8 votes (19.05%)
OSCAR: 23 votes (54.76%)
I have no idea: 4 votes (9.52%)
Total Votes: 42
If I want to find an overview of my topic, or some background information to help me narrow it down, I can use:
A book: 0 votes (0%)
Wikipedia: 15 votes (34.88%)
An encyclopedia or another reference book: 17 votes (39.53%)
A journal article: 11 votes (25.58%)
Total Votes: 43
Which one of these statements does not describe a scholarly article?
It's written by an expert in the field: 0 votes (0%)
It is peer-reviewed: 1 votes (2.56%)
It is usually pretty long: 16 votes (41.03%)
It is published in magazines: 22 votes (56.41%)
Total Votes: 39
If I am searching a database and I want to use multiple synonyms to describe an idea, I should :
Use the "OR" connector: 17 votes (36.17%)
Use the "AND" connector: 22 votes (46.81%)
Do multiple searches: 8 votes (17.02%)
Total Votes: 47
If my topic is the “underground railroad”, which one of these documents could I use as a primary source?
A book written by an expert in the field: 22 votes (30.99%)
An article published in the Journal of American History: 8 votes (11.27%)
A map of the underground railroad: 8 votes (11.27%)
An 1857 letter describing a slave escape in Dover: 33 votes (46.48%)
Total Votes: 71

Library Instruction Worksheet

Library Instruction Worksheet

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