Student Success for Higher Learning - LIBS1540Presentation Transcript
Student Success for Higher Learning - LIBS1540SMART START
I AM . . .ANITA FORTESProgram Liaison for the General Arts & Science Programafortes@conestogac.on.ca
TODAY we will…• Locate key sections of the LRC’s website.• Discuss the importance of using a variety of types of resources.• Discuss the importance of evaluating resources using the CARS Evaluation Method to ensure that they are of good quality.• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search ,and create a list of relevant results.• Understand the importance of PINs and off-campus access.• Locate the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style.
Today’s Research Topic is….• Is binge drinking among college students on the rise?• LimitersGeographically (Canada, Ontario)Date (2009 - )
Brainstorming KeywordsConcept 1 Concept 2College Students Binge Drinking
Finding A Source to AnswerYour Question• Where do we begin? • Do you have any suggestions…• Books, E-books• Scholarly journals• Magazines• Newspapers• Websites ( Google, Wikipedia)
Group Exercise• Using one of the resources nearest to you…• Work within a group to determine whether your resource is considered a Popular Magazine or a Scholarly Journal• Have the ability to report which it is and why• You have 3 minutes
Scholarly Journal Popular Magazine articles VS. articles• Articles are based on scholarly research • General interest articles, entertainment, or projects. or information aimed at the consumer.• Only images are charts or graphs • Colour photos and illustrations. 8• Long lists of references • A lot of advertising• Authors are authorities in their field. • Seldom have reference lists. Professors or researchers. • Usually written by staff, freelance• Language includes subject specific writers, or may be anonymous. terminology that is understood by those • Simple language. in the field.
Choosing Better Sources• How can you tell trustworthy information (the “better” information) from less-trustworthy information (“worse” information)?
Evaluate Sources using CARSCredibility – believable, well written, free of hidden bias. Author’s credentials/affiliation given.Accuracy - information is up-to-date, complete, clear, acknowledges opposing views.Reasonableness – balanced presentation, objective, not a “rant”, consistent arguments, reasonable conclusions.Support – Other sources support this material, and there is a reference list or bibliography.Harris, Robert. "Evaluating Internet Research Sources." VirtualSalt. 17 Nov. 1997. July 14 2002 <http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm>.
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