Information Sources Survey

Name


  1. Which of the following search engines have you ever used?
    Google
    Yahoo
    AltaVista
    Ask Jeeves
    DogPile
    Vivisimo
    DMOZ
    Teoma
    Excite
    Lycos


  1. How confident are you that you can find good websites on the Internet?
    Extremely confident
    Pretty confident
    Confident
    Not very confident
    Not at all confident


  1. With which of the following domain names are you familiar?
    .com
    .gov
    .edu
    .int
    .org
    .mil
    .info
    .net
    .aero
    .pro
    .museum
    .coop
    .biz


  1. Do you regularly use quotation marks to contain phrases when you search online?
    Yes
    No


  1. With which of the following Google versions are you familiar?
    Google Images
    Google Groups
    Google Directory
    Froogle
    Google Local
    Google Scholar
    Google Catalog
    Google Answers
    Google Video
    Google Suggest
    Google Glossary
    Google Desktop


  1. How do you usually get your news information?
    Newspaper
    Radio
    Traditional TV news shows
    Non-traditional TV shows like The Daily Show
    Traditional Internet websites like CNN or ABC online
    Nontraditional Internet websites
    Search engine news websites like Google News or Yahoo News
    I don't actively seek out news


  1. Where do you get your magazine or newspaper articles from for school?
    EBSCO
    Cut out or copy from real magazines or newspapers
    ICONN NewsStand
    The Internet
    I never need to find articles


  1. Which of the following databases have you ever used?
    EBSCO
    Encyclopedia Britannica
    Opposing Viewpoints
    LexisNexis
    Nature
    Pro&Con
    Proquest NYTimes Historical Newspapers
    CQ Researcher
    ELibrary
    GaleNet Literature Resources
    InfoTrac
    Discovering Collection
    None of the above


  1. Some students dislike using online databases. What do you think is the reason for that?


  1. Which of the following library catalog searches have you ever used?
    Title
    Author
    Keyword
    Subject
    Series
    Call number
    Power (combined terms)


  1. Have you ever used the "BookBag" feature in the library catalog?
    Yes
    No


  1. Have you ever done an interlibrary loan before?
    Yes
    No


  1. You can use your Westport Public Library card in any other public library in Connecticut. Did you already know this fact?
    Yes
    No


  1. Have you ever used your library card in another town?
    Yes
    No


  1. What do you wish you knew more about- or wish to learn- regarding the use of computers to find information?