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  • The librarians are rostered for the Information Desk to help you with questions related to finding books etc via the library catalogue They also can help you with the more challenging task of learning how to find scholarly publications that are stored in the online databases. You’ll find that the librarians can help you in a wide variety of ways.

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  • 1. Assignment Research Skills 2014
  • 2. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D In this class we explored the… Information Literacy Tutorial These slides provide suggested answers to the activities completed in this tutorial. View these slides with the online tutorial.
  • 3. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Find the How to Guides
  • 4. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Information Literacy Tutorial (Research Skills) Select Information Literacy Tutorial http://libguides.usc.edu.au/ILT
  • 5. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Complete each Step online 1. Read the content and follow links to learn more 2. View the Example 3. Complete the Activity 4. Check your answers (online or in these slides)
  • 6. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Your turn: The keywords and limits/instruction Misunderstanding can happen if you do not take into account people’s different culture and customs. What are some differences in cross- cultural communication? How could these affect understanding a message? 1a. Analyse your topic
  • 7. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 1b. Brainstorm keywords Misunderstanding • offend • confusion • mistake • misinterpret • miscomprehend • understand • comprehension Cross-cultural • multi-cultural • multicultural • ethnicity • divergent cultures • cultural norms • traditions • social norms Communication • body language • gesture • talk • listen • touch • written • interacting Go to Step 2
  • 8. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 2. Research shortcuts AND OR NOT / Truncation* / Wi!dcards? / “Phrase searching” “cross-cultural communication” AND misunderstanding offend AND cultures AND “body language” OR gesture* confusion AND communication AND “cultural norms” OR upbringing (misinterpret OR miscommunicat*) AND (Cross-cultural OR “cross cultural”) Go to Step 3
  • 9. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Background information on a topic a) Text book b) Dictionary c) Scholarly journal articles Number of non-English speaking people living in Queensland a) Journal articles b) Thesaurus c) Australian Bureau of Statistics To understand the meaning of a word a) Dictionary b) Thesaurus c) Encyclopaedia 3. Select information sources Go to Step 4
  • 10. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 4. EBSCO search Go to Step 5
  • 11. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 5. Evaluate your results Why should you evaluate the quality of the resources that you will use for your assignments? a) to ensure that the information is verifiable b)to make sure the author of the source is recognised in that field of research c) to ensure the information supports your argument d)to ensure the research used in the source is current or the source was within the correct time period e) all of the above Go to Step 6
  • 12. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 6a. Why Reference? Why is it important to reference your sources of information? a) So you can find it again b) So other people can find the source when checking your references c) So your lecturer can confirm where you found the information d) To give credit to the original author of the information e) All of the above
  • 13. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 6b. Identify References Work out what kind of resources these are: Gore, V (2013) 'The Importance of Cross-Cultural Communication', IUP Journal Of Soft Skills, 7 (1) pp. 59-65. Thiederman, SB (1991) Bridging cultural barriers for corporate success : how to manage the multicultural work force Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books. Journal article Book Go to Tips
  • 14. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Tips and Tricks Use a to find alternative words keywords in ways using Read the first Save the when you find each source Find citation info in or your quotes into Understand your    
  • 15. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Ask for Help! No one knows you need help unless you ask for it. • Library Classes • Academic and Study Skills workshops • Disability services • Counselling Services • International and Indigenous Services • Ally Network
  • 16. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Librarians – here to help you At the Information Desk Phone 54302803 infodesk@usc.edu.au How to Guides Attend a class