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Information Literacy Course International Relations: Answers

Question 1 + Answer

You want to find recent publications. Is the snowball method a good search strategy?

Answer:

No, it is not. When you use references in publications, you can assume that you find publications that are considerable older than the publication you use.

Question 2 + answer

You search SmartCat to find publications about the war between between China and Japan during the Second World War and you hate non-relevant publications in your search results.

Which combination should you use?

1. china AND japan AND second world war

2. china OR japan OR "second world war"

3. "sino-japanese war" 1945

Answer:

3. "sino-japanese war" 1945

Question 3 + answer

Phrase searching is a remedy against ....

1. Too few search results

2. Non-relevant search results

Answer:

2. Non-relevant search results