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ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
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ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
ISTC 201 - Web Pre-searching and Keywords
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  • Aka it’s a good starting pointYou can read the wikipedia article… just don’t cite it
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    • 1. Laksamee Putnam
      lputnam@towson.edu
      Research & Instruction Librarian
      ISTC 201: Using Information Effectively
    • 2. Comics Studio with Ellen Forney
      Thursday October 13th, 2011
      2-3:30PM
      Cook Library 507 – Towson room
      Cartoonist Ellen Forney, the mind behind the comics and artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art, including text and illustration. Attendance is limited to 25 students; please contact Patricia MacDonald, Cook Library, pmacdonald@towson.edu to register.
    • 3. Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures
      Thursday October 13th, 2011
      7-8:30PM
      University Union - Potomac Lounge
      Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.
    • 4. First…
      Laksamee Putnam
      lputnam@towson.edu
      Cook Library Reference:
      410.704.2462.
      IM/email
      Phone: 410.704.3746.
      Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU
      Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
    • 5. Take away…
      Research Process Overview
      General search strategy
      Brainstorming keywords
    • 6. The Research Process
      Interpreting the
      Assignment
      Selecting a Topic
      Identifying & Listing Vocabulary
      Reading Background Information
      Refining a Topic
      Using Online Databases
      & Indexes
      Citing Sources
      Evaluating Sources
      Gathering Sources
      Drafting Paper or Presentation
    • 7. research skills ≠ needle in the haystack
    • 8. Web “Pre-Searching”
      Why or why not start your search online?
      Respond here: http://bit.ly/ISTC201web
    • 9. Web “Pre-Searching”
      Why not start your search online?
      The Invisible Web
      http://goshen.libguides.com/beyond_googling
      Can you trust this information?
      TED video:
      Online filter bubble – Eli Pariser
      http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
    • 10. 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
    • 11. Identify Subject Gateways, Course Gateways for your course or topic…
    • 12. Cook Library’s Course and Subject Gateways
    • 13. … and other familiar tools to identify websites with academic content.
      Source: www.google.com.
      Source: www.wikipedia.org.
    • 14. Try new features to help build your keyword list and search strategy.
      Keep this in mind!
      Any topic might include various facets that you might want to explore and consider as you clarify your topic at the beginning of the research process.
    • 15. Search Terms and Keyword Reminders
      Keywords come from the search question
      Use Boolean “search connectors” to combine keywords in ways that capture the results you need
    • 16. Good searching starts with good keywords
      Boolean “search connectors”ANDORNOTFor example:
      internet ANDchildren
      Combining >1 topic
      instruct ORteach
      Combining synonymous terms
    • 17. Search Tip #1
      Use AND when you need to combine more than one topic
      Innovation AND education
      education
      innovation
    • 18. Search Tip #2
      Use OR to combine synonymous terms (to get results regardless of what term an author uses).
      Go here and post a few more! http://bit.ly/ISTC201teach
      teach
      instruct
    • 19. Search Tip #3
      Use truncation!
      Educat* finds
      Educate
      Education
      Educating
      Educator
      Etc…
    • 20. Search Tip #4
      Phrase Searching…
      Use quotations to keep a keyword phrase intact (words will be searched in the specific order)
      Examples:
      “No Child Left Behind”
      “school reform”
    • 21. Keywords are critical!
      Sample topic:
      What are some ways elementary teachers can assess whether a certain technology solution is effective?
      First, break the question down into keywords:
      What are some ways elementary teachers can assess whether a certain technology solution is effective?
    • 22. More on keywords…
      Expand your list to include synonyms then add to it once you have done some background reading.
      • What are some ways elementary teachers can assess whether a certain technology solution is effective?
      teach*assess*technolog*
      learn evaluat* comput*
      strateg* test* [software name]
      method gauge
      instruct*
    • 23. Putting it all together…
      • What are some ways elementary teachers can assess whether a certain technology solution is effective?
      teach*
      instruct*
      method*
      learn*
      assess*
      evaluate*
      test*
      technolog*
      comput*
      [software name]
      teach* OR instruct* OR method* OR learn*
      AND
      assess* OR evaluate* OR test*
      AND
      technolog* OR comput* OR kidspiration
    • 24. Searching for academic content
      Articulate your topic by choosing important ideas
      Brainstorm
      Ideas  Concept Map  Terminology/Keywords
      Dig for the content
      EVALUATE!
    • 25. Fill in your own keywords
      Come up with the keywords for your own search
      Fill in the worksheet
      Go do your own web pre-searching
      Find one “bad” website and find one “good” website, explain how you found it and why you consider it a good/bad resource.
    • 26. Questions?
      Feel free to contact me:
      Laksamee Putnam
      lputnam@towson.edu
      410.704.3746.
      Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU
      Or any reference librarian:
      Visit Cook Library Reference Desk
      410.704.2462.
      IM – tucookchat

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