Test Your Knowledge
This quiz is meant to help you assess your confidence in, and knowledge of, specific strategies involved in conducting research projects. Based on your responses, you will be provided with recommendations to work with Library Compass.
1. I feel knowledgeable about how to approach a research assignment in a humanities subject area.
2. I am familiar with critical methods of analyzing language and evidence to focus and shape research questions within the humanities.
3. I usually use library resources at the initial stages of my research to focus and shape the overall research project.
1. I feel comfortable planning research strategies using my knowledge of the subject discipline (i.e.: formulating keyword searches, using bibliographic references and footnotes, etc.).
2. I know which major databases and catalogs to search in for meaningful materials in my subject area.
3. I know when and how to consult the following sources of information for my research: general and subject-specific reference materials, bibliographies, and journals.
4. I know how to search effectively for information in CLIO using Library of Congress subject headings.
1. I know the main criteria used to assess the validity of sources within my discipline.
2. I feel confident evaluating the accuracy and objectivity of web resources.
3. I know how to use specific assessment strategies based on the content and purpose of my research questions to evaluate sources of information.
1. I know how to work with other people's ideas in developing my own arguments.
2. I use various strategies to collect notes and document ideas at the early stages of my research in order to avoid the risk of plagiarism.
3. I am knowledgeable about how and when to use different citation styles in my work.