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  • 100 Level
    • What information sources will you find in the library catalog and how does that differ from the sources you can find in the library's databases?
    • Provide two reasons why you should cite the sources you use in a research paper.
    • Using the Student Conduct Code and/or your course syllabus, define academic honesty in 2-3 sentences.
    • What rights are protected under the US copyright Law?
    • Briefly define one of the following terms:
      • academic freedom
      • right to privacy
      • free and fee-based information
      • intellectual property

    • How should you evaluate an information source to determine if you will use it for an assignment?
    • Is Wikipedia useful for academic-level research? Why or why not?
  • 200 Level
    • Explain the difference between a keyword search and a subject search.
    • What type of information sources will you find in a multidisciplinary database; e.g., Academic Search Complete or OmniFile Full Text?
    • What is the scope and value of a subject-specific resource; e.g., Literature Online, PsycArticles, or BioOne?
    • Compare any two of the following information resources in terms of scope, audience and intent:
      • archival collections
      • government information
      • popular publications
      • trade publications
      • scholarly publications

    • Describe the purpose of a literature review and explain two steps in the process.
  • 300 Level
    • Briefly describe the role of ethics (moral principles, norms for conduct, etc.) in research.
    • List two databases or other resources that are specific to your discipline and explain the content and value of each.
    • List two research strategies you can use if you identify gaps in your research findings; i.e., you cannot find sources on your topic or there is a lack of information on a particular aspect of your topic.
    • In 2-3 sentences, explain the role of style guides (e.g., Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association Style Manual and Guide) in your discipline.
  • 400 Level
    • Describe the scholarly publication process and explain two steps that lead to publication.
    • Provide a concrete example of the economic, legal, political, and/or socio-economic impact of information access and use; e.g., censorship, constraints, costs, funded research, policies, scholarship.
    • Explain the value of tracking citations forward and backward.
  • Graduate
    • Explain the role of copyright laws of the United States and the fair use doctrine in 2-4 sentences.
    • What factors do you need to consider in determining if your use of a copyright protected work favors, or is opposed to, fair use.
    • Describe the scholarly publication process and explain two steps in the progression.
    • Explain the role of an Institutional Review Board within a University.
    • Briefly define one of the following terms:
      • academic freedom
      • right to privacy
      • free and fee-based information

    • Provide a concrete example of the economic, legal, political, and/or socio-economic impact of information access and use; e.g., censorship, constraints, costs, funded research, policies, scholarship.
    • Describe the purpose of a literature review and explain two steps in the process.
    • Explain the value of tracking citations forward and backward.
    • Provide an example of when and why you would conduct a cited reference search.