Identifying sources fall 2011

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Identifying sources fall 2011

  1. 1. COLS 150 – Library Component Audrey Harvey Information Services Librarian
  2. 2. COLS 150 College Success <ul><li>What you will learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How, when, and why to use resources like books, magazines, reference sources and databases.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to think critically about the information that they provide.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to apply the information effectively to accomplish a specific objective.. </li></ul></ul>3/22/10
  3. 3. COLS 150 College Success <ul><li>Lesson 1 – Identifying Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 2 – Popular vs. Scholarly </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 3 – Searching ProQuest & the Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 4 – Evaluating Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 5 – Library Review </li></ul>3/22/10
  4. 4. Exercises & Quizzes <ul><li>Hands-on exercise for each class </li></ul><ul><li>Database research assignment </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Information Literacy? <ul><li>Information is available from many sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, magazines, videos, library databases, web sites.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information literacy means you know why, when and how to use these tools… </li></ul><ul><li>You become a knowledgeable user of information! </li></ul>3/22/10
  6. 6. Let’s Begin… <ul><li>Information Cycle </li></ul>3/22/10
  7. 7. An incident happens—for example, Hurricane Katrina causes destruction in New Orleans or the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. How does the information get shared with the world? News get shared immediately on the Internet , via news websites, Twitter, Facebook, etc. TV news channels pick up the story. Newspapers quickly write stories that are published within a day or two. Magazines publish longer stories within a week or two. Scholarly journals begin to publish longer accounts and studies of the impact of the devastation. Within a year or so, longer books are published that will detail the events and its aftermath.
  8. 8. Library vs. Internet <ul><li>Library is organized.. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is not organized.. </li></ul>3/22/10
  9. 9. Library Sources vs. Internet <ul><li>Library sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Go through a review process </li></ul><ul><li>Are free to students </li></ul><ul><li>Have been organized </li></ul><ul><li>Come with assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Are not reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>May charge for information </li></ul><ul><li>Are not organized </li></ul><ul><li>Are not permanent </li></ul>3/22/10
  10. 10. FORMS OF INFORMATION <ul><li>Inflite Meter </li></ul>3/22/10
  11. 11. Remember… <ul><li>You can use all of these sources when preparing for your research assignments.. </li></ul><ul><li>Now test your knowledge by answering a few questions.. </li></ul><ul><li>Good luck! </li></ul>3/22/10

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