Two DSC Libraries
Full Time Librarians
Chair of Library Services
Head of Technical
Manager of DeLand
Head of Reference
UCF Regional Librarian
Library Support Staff
Senior LMT, Circulation
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About 90,000 Print Volumes
Reserve copies of many
current textbooks available for
Direct Interlibrary Loan
ordering of materials from 28
Florida state colleges
Book delivery to all campuses
Browsing collection of over
330 magazines and
152,000+ E-books available
100 + Research databases
indexing millions of full-text
New York Times
New York Times Historic
presented to over 6000
students per year
Walk up research assistance
always available at the
Online one credit class taught
by all of the
librarians, Introduction to
Internet Research, LIS 2004.
Last 4 Digits of Social Security #
Brainstorming Topic Ideas
Click on the boxes next to each record to add to your e-Shelf.
Boolean Searches & Activity
Interlibrary Loan: If a student wants access to a book or article that the DSC
Library does not own, they could try and access this by using the service
Interlibrary Loan. This is where a student could request an item that another
library owns, and have it delivered to the DSC Library.
Course Reserves: Items professors have placed in the care of the library, for
students to use in-library use only. Typically, reserve materials are copies of
textbooks for that course. These items cannot be checked out of the library, and
the loan period is shorter, about 2-3 hours in length.
Ask A Librarian
Ask A Librarian Activity
Commonly used ENC 1101
New York Times Current
Issues and Controversies
Navigating Databases Activity:
Find a full text article on effective
presentations, then email the article to
yourself and to me.
Post the correct source citation for this
article in a database discussion board
in the course shell.
ENC 1101 Research Guides
Research Guides Mobile
Research Guides Activity
Research Guide Activity:
Become familiar with the ENC 1101 Research Guide by clicking
through all of the tabs and reading through the content, watching
the tutorials and videos, and clicking on hyperlinks.
Write a paragraph about the benefits of using these guides in a
Research Guides discussion board in the course shell.
In this digital age, it’s important to
understand where our information
comes from; this is the foundation of
information literacy. The American
Library Association defines this concept
like this: “Information Literacy is the set
of skills needed to
find, retrieve, analyze, and use
Being able to effectively analyze the
credibility and relevancy of a resource
is an important component to any
When was the information published or posted?
Has the information been revised or updated?
Is the information current or out-of date for your
Are the links functional?
Does the information relate to your topic or answer
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not
too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
Have you looked at a variety of sources before
determining this is one you will use?
Would you be comfortable using this source for a
Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
What are the author's credentials or affiliations?
What are the author's qualifications to write on the
Is there contact information, such as a publisher or
Does the URL reveal anything about the author or
source? For example: .com (commercial), .edu
(educational), .gov (government), .org (nonprofit
Where does the information come from?
Is the information supported by evidence?
Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
Can you verify any of the information in another
source or from personal knowledge?
Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical
What is the purpose of the information? to inform?
teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or
Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
Does the point of view appear objective and
political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional
, or personal biases?
Evaluating Resources Activity
Students will select two websites and in a paragraph for each, describe why
these sites are not credible by using the CRAAP test.
Students will review the websites below:
The written response should be saved in a Word document and uploaded to the
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Began Fall 2011, an eNewsletter published each semester on the
Learning Commons website: http://daytonastate.edu/learningcommons/
Reports on news and events from the ASC, Library, Writing Center.
Content geared towards all patrons of the library, including
students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators.
For more, visit our Research Guide