TSEM Spring 2013 Session 1

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  • Aka it’s a good starting pointYou can read the wikipedia article… just don’t cite it
  • TSEM Spring 2013 Session 1

    1. 1. TSEM 102Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & Instruction LibrarianSlides:http://slidesha.re/X8IBVC
    2. 2. 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! Slides: http://slidesha.re/X8IBVC
    3. 3. A quick plug…  Get Writing Help at Cook!  Appointments: Monday – Thursday 6-9; Sunday 3-9  Walk-ins: Monday – Thursday 7-8; Sunday 5:30-6:30Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6812988187/
    4. 4. Agenda Video Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources
    5. 5. 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 credible resources?  How do you evaluateGoogle Analytics (2012) Google analytics in the information youreal life – Site search. http://youtu.be/cbtf1oyNg-8 find while researching?DuckDuckGo (2012). There are no “regularresults” on Google anymore.http://vimeo.com/duckduckgo/bubble  Why is it important to support your argument with valid sources?
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. Through out the lesson:Fill out this spreadsheet http://bit.ly/We88xW Choose your research topic  The Importance of Music Education in Schools  Cyberbullying: The Impact on Student Learning  Mainstreaming  Impact of Homelessness on the Education of Children  Public vs Private Education  The Drop-out Rate  Students Athletes: Are They a Privileged Group?  Obesity: The Impact on the Social, Emotional, and Academic Development of Children.
    8. 8. Improve Google internet and bully body image and girls Advanced Google  CookLibrary’s searching Guide to the Web Duck Duck Go
    9. 9. Find some websites! Enter your websites into the online worksheet
    10. 10. Keywords are critical! Sample topic:  Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? First, break the question down into concepts:  Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest?
    11. 11. 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?childhood obesity United Statesadolescent over weight USAchild* obese North Americayoung BMI
    12. 12. Search Tip #1 Boolean “search connectors” AND OR NOTFor example:internet AND children Combining >1 topicinstruct OR teach Combining synonymous terms
    13. 13. Search Tip #2 Use truncation! Educat* finds  Educate  Education  Educating  Educator  Etc…
    14. 14. Search Tip #3 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”
    15. 15. Putting it all together… Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? childhood obesity United States child* over weight USA adolescent BMI North America young child* OR adolescent OR young AND obesity OR overweight OR BMI AND United States OR USA OR North America
    16. 16. Create keywords Enter your keywords into the online worksheet
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
    19. 19. Check for CRAP  Currency  How recent is the information?  Can you locate a date when the resource was written/created/upda ted?  Based on your topic, is this current enough?  Why might the date matter for your topic? http://www.flickr.com/photos/helloeveryone123/393737 4193/sizes/m/in/photostream/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
    20. 20. 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? http://www.flickr.com/photos/schnappi/5930145952/sizes/l/in/photostrea m/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
    21. 21. 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 reputable http://rantchick.com/a-doctrine-on-respect/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
    22. 22. 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 persuade http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/5484085301/sizes /m/in/photostream/Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
    23. 23. Analyze your Website Enter your CRAP analysis on the online worksheet
    24. 24. Thanks for listening! Next class:  Fill out Part I and II on your paper worksheet  “Read” and prepare for discussion  Use your keywords to find books/articles
    25. 25. 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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