Agenda Part 1 - Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources Part 2 - Discussion Finding Books Finding Articles Research time
Wikipedia Woes and Google Gaffs What are the pros and cons of so much information being online? What do you do to be sure you’re finding more than “information junk food”?Appelbaum, Y. (2012). How the professor who How do you evaluatefooled Wikipedia got caught by Reddit. The the information you findAtlantic. May 15. while researching?http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-the-professor-who-fooled-wikipedia-got-caught-by-reddit/257134/# Why is it important to support your argumentPrater, E. (2011) Beware online filter bubbles.TED: Ideas worth spreading. with valid sources?http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
The Research Process Interpreting the Selecting a Assignment Topic Reading Identifying & Background ListingRefining a Information Vocabulary Topic Using Online Databases & Indexes Evaluating Citing Sources Gathering Sources Sources Drafting Paper or Presentation
Web “Pre-Searching” Why start your search online? Find background information Help solidify research topic Find new terminology to use as keywords Find links and/or citations to other sources
Improve Google Autism and vaccines Body image and girls Advanced Google CookLibrary’s searching Guide to the Web Power searching Duck Duck Go?
Keywords are critical! Sample topic: Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? First, break the question down into keywords: Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest?
More on keywords… Expand your list to include synonyms then add to it once you have done some background reading. Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest?age obesity United Stateschildhood overweight USAyouth BMI U.S.A.
Combine your keywords Boolean “search connectors” AND OR NOTFor example:obesity AND children Combining >1 topicBMI OR body mass index Combining synonymous terms
Additional Search Tips Use truncation! Phrase Searching… Use quotations to keep a keyword Educat* finds phrase intact (words Educate will be searched in the specific order) Education Educating Examples: Educator “advanced practice nurses” Etc… “long term care”
Evaluate what you find Goto one of the websites below and analyze it http://bit.ly/cosmicweb1 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb2 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb3 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb4 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb5 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb6 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb7
Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
Check for CRAP Currency How recent is the information? Can you locate a date when the resource was written/created/updated? Based on your topic, is this current enough? Why might the date matter for your topic?Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
Check for CRAP Reliability What kind of information is included in the resource? Does the author provide citations & references for quotations & data Where am I accessing this information?Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
Check for CRAP Authority Can you determine who the author/creator is? What are their credentials (education, affiliation, experience, etc.)? Who is the publisher or sponsor of the work/site? Is this publisher/sponsor reputableGuidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
Check for CRAP Purpose/Point of View Is the content primarily opinion? Is the information balanced or biased? What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuadeGuidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
Begin your own research Fill out this worksheet http://bit.ly/IDHPhealy2012WS1 Next : Part 2 - Discussion Use your keywords to find books/articles
Real research is complicated Can you think of any other examples of a “magical database” with all the answers? Where do you find books/articles for your classes here at Towson University? How many places doSlackerz web comic. 2007. you look?http://theslackerz.com/index.php?nav=Comic&Page=26Kimbel Library Instructional Videos. Scholarly vs Why are scholarlyPopular. http://vimeo.com/13186317 articles important for your assignment?
Review Keywords AND OR NOT Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/POV
Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search Cook OneSearch Library Catalog USMAI Libraries
Finding Articles Content providers you should use: CINAHL Plus with Full-text Medline Health Source Nursing/Academic Health Reference Center Academic ERIC Education Abstracts Social Science Citation Index Social Science Abstracts PsycINFO
Finding Articles Features to remember Yellow Findit button Citation creations Email yourself Also as you are searching Take a look at the article citations Make note of additional keywords
Research time! Go find books and articles on your topic Fill in this worksheet: http://bit.ly/IDHPhealy2012WS2 Email yourself anything you want to remember Next library session: Read article and watch video – prepare with discussion questions Plagiarism and APA citation style
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