BIT 1111 INFORMATION LITERACY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY &
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 1111: INFORMATION LITERACY (DAY & EVENING)
DATE: DECEMBER, 2017 TIME: 1 HOUR
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One and Any Other Two Questions

QUESTION ONE
a) As a way of acknowledging sources of information in academics, one will be required to prepare
citations and references. Discuss any two types of citations. (4 Marks).
b) The following small illustration was picked from a journal article by Näkki and Koskela-Huotari
on page 129. You are required to use the extract to construct two sentences in line with the “types
of citations” in (a) above. (4 Marks)
User Participation in Software Design via Social Media: Experiences from a Case Study
with Consumers.

c) Using the above extract, prepare the reference entry for the journal using the APA referencing
style. (7 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Briefly discuss how Information literacy can boost your performance as a student pursuing a
degree at KCA University. (4
Marks)
b) Discuss the uses of the following sources of information:
i) OPAC
ii) Journals
iii) Subject encyclopedia. (6
Marks)
QUESTION THREE
It has been argued that knowing when to reference is as important as knowing how to reference
because of the importance of the practice in academic writing. Discuss the reasons why referencing is
considered important, and identify circumstances when referencing is required. (10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) A KCA University student has access to world-class information databases. Describe the procedure
for accessing such databases and list four of those databases. (4 Marks)
b) Identify and discuss three types of plagiarism that students are likely to commit at the university.
(6 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss the use Boolean operators as information search strategies that can be applied in
academics. (5 Marks)
b) Identify and briefly discuss the criteria for evaluating sources of information. (5
Marks)

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