DCU 200 INFORMATION LITERACY KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2020/2021
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DCU 200: INFORMATION LITERACY
FULLTIME/ PART TIME
DATE: DECEMBER, 2021 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: QUESTION ONE IS COMPULSORY, CHOOSE TWO OTHER
QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE (20 Marks) Compulsory
a) The practice of plagiarism can result to serious consequences. Discuss FIVE types of
plagiarism. (10 Marks)
b) To effectively search for information in a library, it is important to use the library catalogue.
Discuss any FIVE functions of a library catalogue. (10 Marks)
QUESTION TW0 (15 Marks)
a) Using suitable examples, explain FIVE reasons why it is beneficial to be information
literate as a student pursuing an academic degree. (10 Marks)
b) Discuss any FIVE characteristics of an information literate individual.
(5 Marks)
QESTION THREE (15 Marks)
a) Define the term referencing as used in academic writings. (1 Marks)
b) Discuss FOUR reasons of referencing when conducting an academic research.
(4 Marks)
c) Using peer-reviewed information sources is important when writing assignments. Discuss
the criteria used to evaluate the quality of information source. (10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (15 Marks)
a) What is a library catalogue (OPAC)? (1 Mark)
b) Referencing is an important academic practice when writing assignments at the
university. State when referencing is not required. (4
Marks)
c) Discuss FIVE advantages of using information sources provided by the library.
(10 Marks)

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