Tame the Beast 1. Effective, efficient Internet searching
Become the Web Whisperer Successful Internet searches are: PLANNED Public domain image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kent_Plan.gif
Write out your topic .
Circle the keywords that give your topic meaning.
Use these words as your search terms . 5-8 is optimal!
Venture off the Google path.
Try page 2+ of the results list.
Become the Web Whisperer Internet Search Guide: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Strategies.html Worksheet: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/AnalyseTopicForm.pdf A comprehensive plan Creative Commons Image by Ed Sanders from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_Underground_Zone_1.png
Use distinctive phrases in “ ” where possible – e.g. “affirmative action”.
Search for organizations that may have published information on your topic.
Include synonyms, acronyms , etc. associated with your topic keywords.
Try, learn, revise!
Become the Web Whisperer Try the Search Engine Guide: http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html Create your own search engine: http://www.google.com/cse/ http://www.rollyo.com/ Some alternate search engines:
Become the Web Whisperer Successful Internet searches are: FOCUSED YOU ARE HERE EXIT Public Domain Image from http://www.utopia-britannica.org.uk/pages/New%20Harmony.htm
Explore avenues that will get you to your goal.
Surfing/Social Media = LATER Use bookmarks/favorites to remember interesting but unrelated sites.
Use bookmarks or a CITATION MANAGER to keep track of where you’ve been!
Bad Site! 2. Separating the wheat from the chaff
Bad Site! Believe it or not… This step is one of the keys to your entire academic career. Creative Commons Image by Luekk from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lenzkirch-Key.jpg Employers want to hire people with the ability to critically analyze information.
Authority Bias Currency Credibility Scope Bad Site! Evaluation Vocabulary Media Construct Creative Language Embedded
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copyright creative commons public domain
Can I keep it, Mom? Creative Commons website: http://creativecommons.org/ Wikipedia’s Public Domain entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain Copyright, CC, Public Domain Additional resources A very interesting movie about copyright vs. creative commons: http://www.archive.org/details/RipRemixManifesto
Can I keep it, Mom? The Students’ Savior: Fair Use
Factors which determine whether something is “fair use”:
The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes.
The nature of the copyrighted work -- A particular use is more likely to be fair where the copied work is factual rather than creative.
The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole.
The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo Can I keep it, Mom? For a quick & fun overview of this topic, watch A Fair(y) Use Tale : Created by: Professor Eric Faden, Bucknell University http://www.slideshare.net/aamarie/copyright-law-fair-use-creative-commons-and-the-public-domain For more information comparing the usage rules, watch this presentation:
The Resource Petting Zoo How to search for cc/pd content http://www.labnol.org/internet/find-public-domain-content-with-creative-commons/8996/ http://search.creativecommons.org/ Image and Multi-media Resources http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Image Resources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources http://www.public-domain-image.com/ http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/ Multi-media Resources http://internetarchive.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Free_sound_resources
Google Advanced Search The Resource Petting Zoo Use the “Usage Rights” area of the Google Advanced Image Search.
Web Field Book 4. Record and give credit to your sources
Web Field Book Citation Managers: http://www.fhsu.edu/library/tlc/zotero-intro/index.html
Automatically downloads citation data from the web.
Word plug-in allows one-click cite and bibliography, output in HUNDREDS of citation styles, also customizable.
Word 2007 includes a citation manager (Reference tab)
You have to input the citation data.
Maintains a library for use on multiple assignments.
One-click cite and bibliography, output in most popular citation styles
Additional Credits Title card and template images from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_path_to_enlightenment.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Muhammad_face.gif http://www.photos8.com/ This presentation was created by the Learning Commons at Fort Hays State University.