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  • AUTHORITY : WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION? WHAT ARE THEIR CREDENTIALS? CURRENCY : IS THE INFORMATION CURRENT AND UP-TO-DATE? IS THERE A PUBLICATION DATE? OBJECTIVITY: IS THERE ANY BIAS? IS THE PURPOSE TO INFORM OR PERSUADE? SCOPE: ARE SOURCES CITED? IS THE SUBJECT COVERED IN DEPTH? USABILITY : IS THE SITE EASY TO NAVIGATE? ARE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR CORRECT?

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  • Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience
    • Cook Library 3rd floor Thursday, February 24 - Friday, April, 8, 2011
    • Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience is a traveling exhibition which examines the challenges faced by African-American baseball players as they sought equal opportunities in their sport beginning in the post-Civil War era.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanster93/1152356149/
  • LAKSAMEE PUTNAM [email_address] RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN BIOL 201: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
  • First…
    • Laksamee Putnam
    • [email_address]
    • Cook Library Reference:
      • 410.704.2462.
      • IM/email
    • Phone: 410.704.3746.
    • Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
  • Take Away…
    • Search strategies and Search tips
    • Finding books/articles in the Cook Library
    • Evaluate the information
  • Where do you start your search?
  • Preparing to Search
    • Articulate your topic
      • Choose important ideas
      • Identify keywords
    • Find background information
      • Reference books
      • Websites
    • Gather, organize and narrow it down
  • Preparing to Search
    • Brainstorm
      • Synonyms
      • More specific terms
      • Broader concepts
    • Use broader terms for Books
    • Use narrower terms for Articles
    • Example: Encyclopedia of Earth
  • A Quick Look at Cook Library
    • Cook Library Website
      • Off Campus Login
      • Journal List
      • Catalog
        • Library Catalog
        • WorldCat TU
      • Subject Gateways
      • Research Databases
      • Ask for help/Give us feedback
  • Searching the Catalog
    • Cook Library
    • Research
    • Library Catalogs
    • Advanced Search Options
    • Location
      • Call number
      • Library Map
    • Other locations
      • Interlibrary loan (Illiad)
      • Request
  • Searching the Databases
    • Cook Library
    • Subject Gateways
    • Biology
    • Peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals
    • Journals
      • Towson: 235 journals with the word Biology in the title
    • Databases
      • Science Citation Index: 6,650 journals on a variety of scientific disciplines
    • Research vs Review
  • Evaluate
    • Authority
      • Credibility?
    • Currency
      • Publication date?
    • Objectivity
      • Inform or persuade?
    • Scope
      • References? In depth?
    • Usability
      • Clunky website?
    • Examples
      • Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
      • RYT Hospital
  • Questions?
    • Feel free to contact me:
      • Laksamee Putnam
      • [email_address]
      • 410.704.3746.
      • Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
    • Or any reference librarian:
      • Visit Cook Library Reference Desk
      • 410.704.2462.
      • IM – tucookchat