DCU003  INFORMATION LITERACY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY AND DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
DCU003 INFORMATION LITERACY
DATE: APRIL, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer QUESTION ONE and ANY OTHER TWO.

QUESTION ONE
a) Explain FIVE roles of information literacy in your studies and professional career.
(10 Marks)
b) Identify and give examples of any THREE disadvantages of the internet as a source of
information. (6 Marks)
c) Discuss any FIVE characteristics of an information literate student. (10 Marks)
d) Distinguish between block quotation and regular quotations. (4 Marks )
(Total: 30 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Define and describe the following information sources and clearly indicate how their purpose
differs. (10 Marks)
i. Dictionaries
ii. Atlases
iii. Handbook
iv. Almanac
v. Encyclopedias
b) Outline the procedure for accessing Electronic Resources at KCA University. (5 Marks)
c) Clearly state what a journal is and outline THREE uses. (5 Marks)
(Total: 20 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty that is committed by students. Discuss any
FIVE types of plagiarism. (10 Marks)
b) Discuss ways through which students can avoid plagiarism in academics. (10 Marks)
(Total: 20 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) How is citation different from referencing? (4 Marks)
b) Discuss THREE reasons why citation and referencing is important in relation to research
work for a student at KCA University. ( 6 Marks)
c) The following are details of information sources used during research. Compile the
references using the APA style of documentation.
a) Author: Myrna Machet
Title: Mastering information skills for the 21st century
Year: 2012
City: Pretoria
Publisher: UNISA Press (10 Marks)
(Total: 20 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) What is information retrieval? (1 Mark)
b) Name the three logical operators as used in information retrieval. (3 Marks)
c) Using relevant examples demonstrate the application of Boolean logic in information
retrieval. (6 Marks)
d) You have been asked to evaluate a source of information to determine whether it is relevant
for academic use, provide the criteria you will apply. (10 Marks)
(Total: 20 Marks)

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