DIT 111  INFORMATION LITERACY .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017
SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
DIT 111 INFORMATION LITERACY
DATE: JUNE 2017 TIME: 45 MINUTES
INSTRUCTION: Answer any THREE questions

QUESTION ONE: (10 MARKS)
Explain FIVE types of plagiarism that students may commit when writing academic assignments. (10
Marks)
QUESTION TWO: (10 MARKS)
a) Using appropriate examples, explain FOUR benefits of information literacy to an academic
student. (8 Marks)
b) Distinguish between references and bibliography. (2 Marks)
QUESTION THREE: (10 MARKS)
Using authoritative information sources is critical in doing academic work. Discuss the criteria used to
evaluate the quality and authoritativeness of information sources. (10 marks)
QUESTION FOUR: (10 MARKS)
a) Write brief notes on the following terms as used in information literacy. (8 Marks)
i. Reference sources
ii. Electronic journals
iii. Periodicals
iv. Library catalogue
b) Explain why it is important to include citations and references in an academic assignment. (2
Marks)
QUESTION FIVE: (10 MARKS)
a) Outline TWO reasons why selecting information sources provided by libraries should be
prioritized over what is available free on the internet. (4 Marks)
b) A library catalogue popularly known as OPAC has many purposes. List and explain any three
purposes. (6 Marks)

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