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I-Search

  1. 1. Research Workshop Amy Ferguson October 28, 2009 Finding Credible Sources for your PSA Image Source: “Retro TV” by H. Berends from www.sxc.hu
  2. 2. Receive the Information Literacy Certificate! <ul><li>Attend all 3 workshops in the Library Instruction Program </li></ul><ul><li>Research 1 : Introduction to College Research </li></ul><ul><li>Research 2 : Electronic Research - Sources and Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Research 3 : MLA - Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Online Tools Library Tools Web Tools
  4. 4. Library Tools <ul><li>Online Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Online Library Databases </li></ul>
  5. 5. Select a Topic | Example : Animal Shelter – Pet adoption | Spay/Neuter Pets | An What is the purpose of your service learning organization?
  6. 6. Get an Overview of Your Topic Subject Encyclopedias <ul><li>Gale Virtual Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Universe </li></ul><ul><li>Browse the Reference Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian </li></ul>
  7. 7. Focus Your Topic <ul><li>Research Question/Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Search Terms </li></ul>| Example : Pet owners are happier and healthier. Adopt a pet. |
  8. 8. Find a Book <ul><li>Search the Library Catalog </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finding Articles In Library Databases <ul><li>Acadmic / Scholarly Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluate Your Sources <ul><li>C urrency </li></ul><ul><li>A uthority </li></ul><ul><li>R elevance </li></ul><ul><li>B ias </li></ul>
  11. 11. Additional Guidance <ul><li>General Research Guide </li></ul><ul><li>“Outside the Library” Resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. Workshop Summary <ul><li>Use the Library Catalog to find Books . </li></ul><ul><li>Use Library Databases to find Articles . </li></ul>Image Source: “Retro TV” by H. Berends from www.sxc.hu
  13. 13. Contact Me <ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meebo: amy_the_librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! IM: amy_the_librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSN Messenger: amy_the_librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AIM (AOL): amygflibrarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleTalk: amygferguson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phone: 972-238-6082 </li></ul>

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