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What does a metasearch engine do?
A. A metasearch engine searches directories and databases for text only.
B. A metasearch engine compiles information from subscription databases and publishes them.
C. A metasearch engine searches for digital and audio files and indexes them by category.
D. A metasearch engine searches the databases of multiple search engines simultaneously.
D. A metasearch
What is a quick way to determine if a site might contain reliable information?
A. looking at the title of the webpage
B. reading the first line of the page
C. checking the URL
D. examining comments about the webpage
C. checking the URL
Which of the following is not a sign of bias in a website?

A. membership in a special interest group
B. endorsement of political or religious groups
C. one viewpoint delivered in depth
D. alternative viewpoints presented and addressed objectively
D. alternative viewpoints presented and addressed objectively
Which question needs to be answered to determine a website's authority?
A. What is the depth and breadth of the information?
B. Who created the website, and what are the author's credentials?
C. When was the site created, and when was it last updated?
D. Does the site include links, and do all of the links work?
B. Who created the website, and what are the author's credentials?
Why is the Library of Congress a useful site to search?
A. It is a subject directory site with links to various categories of information, from art to statistics.
B. The Library of Congress is a huge database with full text articles on many subjects.
C. It is a powerful search engine that allows the user to search "invisible" sites.
D. The Library of Congress is a site that uses nesting to allow for more precise searches.
A. It is a subject directory site with links to various categories of information, from art to statistics.
What is the advantage of using a database?

I. The information found there has been selected by experts in the field.

II. It includes scholarly information that has been published or presented for review.

III. It is free and available to anyone who needs to do research for a class.

A. I only
B. II only
C. I and II
D. I, II, and III
C. I and II
Which of the following is likely to be the most reputable source for your research report on Henrietta Lacks?

A. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Lacks
B.http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jun/23/henrietta-lacks
C. http://henriettalacks.blogspot.com/
D. http://www.myspace.com/henriettalacks
B.http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jun/23/henrietta-lacks
How can you assess a website for currency?
A. by checking the the sites that appear at the top of the search because they're always the most current
B. by finding out how much it costs by looking at the page with pricing
C. by checking the page for dates showing when it was posted and when it was last revised
D. by looking at the "About" page to see who authored the page
C. by checking the page for dates showing when it was posted and when it was revised
What does the term "invisible Web" refer to?
A. The "invisible Web" is a subscription service available only to libraries and schools.
B. The "invisible Web" refers to a large portion of the Web that regular search engines cannot find.
C. The "invisible Web" is made of libraries that have scanned their books and put them online.
D. The "invisible Web" is a database that can be accessed only through the Library of Congress.
B. The "invisible Web" refers to a large portion of the Web that regular search engines cannot find.
What is the difference between a search engine and a gateway?
A. A search engine uses machines to index webpages; a gateway is compiled by experts or librarians.
B. A search engine searches for images; a gateway searches for text only.
C. A search engine is simpler to use; a gateway requires the searcher to use scientific terms.
D. A search engine is free; a gateway requires payment for the subscription to the service.
A. A search engine uses machines to index webpages; a gateway is compiled by experts or librarians.
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