St. Charles East Information Literacy Survey - fall 2007

We would like your help finding out how confident you feel about your information gathering skills. Please mark the circle next to your answer choice by clicking in the circle using your left mouse button.



  1. I am able to use the on-line card/computer catalog to locate books in the school library.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you have learned to use the on-line card/computer catalog, where did you learn it?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to locate books on the shelf in the library/LRC using the Dewey Decimal call number.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you learned how to use the Dewey Decimal system, where did you learn it?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to locate reference books pertaining to my subject.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to locate reference books, where did you learn how to locate them?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to find a book (in the LRC) I want to read for fun.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to locate books to read for fun, where did you learn how to locate them?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. For research purposes, I am able to narrow the focus of my search for information.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you have learned to narrow your focus of your information search, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to think of appropriate keywords for my search (on the Internet or in the online catalog) to locate information.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to think of appropriate keywords for searching, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to create/use Works Cited (or bibliography) to give credit to others.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you have learned to create proper Works Cited, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I follow copyright principles and avoid plagiarism.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you have learned proper copyright principles and how to avoide plagiarism, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to perform a successful search in the school online databases (such as EBSCO, Gale Resource, Culturegrams).
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to search the school online databases, where did you learn how to search?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to perform a successful search in NoveList.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to use NoveList, where did you learn to to use it?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to perform a successful search in an on-line encyclopedia.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to successfully search an on-line encyclopedia, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to perform a successful advanced search on the Internet. (i.e. using multiple search terms, narrow or broaden by source, date, full text, etc.)
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you successfully perform advanced searches on the Internet, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I have accessed and searched the St. Charles Public Library's on-line card catalog to locate books and/or videos.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you have accessed the public library's online catalog, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I generally use more than one search engine when searching for information on the Internet.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. (If you do not use more than one search engine on the Internet choose the third answer to this question.) Where did you learn how to use more than one search engine when searching for information on the Internet?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to focus my search when using search engines on the Internet.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to focus your search when using Internet search engines, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to evaluate Internet websites for reliability.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to evaluate Internet websites for reliability, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I am able to determine when the Internet should be my first choice to find information.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to determine when the Internet should be your first choice to find information, where did you learn how to that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to create a PowerPoint presentation, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to create a web page.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to create a web page, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to operate a digital video camera.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to operate a digital video camera, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to operate a digital still camera.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to operate a digital still camera, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to scan pictures into a digital format.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to scan pictures, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to show a computer display/presentation through an LCD projector.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to show a computer presentation through an LCD projector, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I know how to create an Inspiration document.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you know how to create an Inspiration document, where did you learn how to do that?
    Learned in school
    Learned on my own
    Does not apply


  1. I understand what the terms fiction and nonfiction mean.
    Yes
    No


  1. I feel comfortable gathering and using different types of research materials to put together a main idea and completed work.
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you feel comfortable gathering and using different types of research materials to put together a main idea, where did you learn to do that?
    Learned at home
    Learned at school
    Does not apply


  1. I use library materials to form an opinion about literature.
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. When my computer doesn't work properly, I am able to troubleshoot to solve the problem.
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. When given an assignment I am able to use library materials (print, nonprint, technology) to complete the assignment.
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. I feel comfortable using onlines services such as Blackboard, Quia, or Turnitin.com.
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. I am able to use Microsoft Publisher to create a product such as a poster or brochure.
    Do not understand
    Never used
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. If you are able to use Publisher, where did you learn to use it?
    Learned at home
    Learned at school
    Does not apply


  1. I will be able to adapt and grow with future changes in technology. (Example: using flashdrives instead of floppy disks or CDs)
    Do not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. I use LRC materials (print, nonprint, technology) to make decisions that create a better world.
    No not understand
    Never
    Sometimes
    Frequently
    Always


  1. I have Internet access at home.
    Yes
    No


  1. I have my own computer at home.
    Yes
    No


  1. I have my own e-mail address.
    Yes
    No