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Information research

  1. 1. InformationResearchMaximising your potential asa senior student at All SaintsSenior Catholic College.
  2. 2. Information research modelsPLUS MODEL- James HerringPurposeLocationUseSelf-evaluationFor more information, check out…http://farrer.csu.edu.au/PLUS/outline.html
  3. 3. Information Process (ISP) http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/scho ollibraries/teachingideas/info_skills/assets/infoprocesscycle. pdf(There is a laminated copy for your use at the counter of thelibrary) Defining Locating Selecting Organising Presenting Assessing
  4. 4. Defining What is the purpose of this task? What is the aim of my research?I need to… Clarify Identify interpret
  5. 5. LocatingSearch Engines:www.noodletools.comhttp://noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.htmlThis is a fabulous site that helps you choosea search engine based on your needs.
  6. 6. Locating (2) www.sweetsearch.com http://boolify.org/Use search engines that are different fromthe rest. Make your responses stand outfrom the crowd!Everyone uses Google and wikipedia…usesomething else!
  7. 7. Locating (3) Use the Catalogue Use other libraries Log onto Oliver via  LiverpoolLibrary the school website http://ebranch.liverpool. to see what is available in our nsw.gov.au/search.php catalogue. You can access Databases on several databases Biography, History etc. from there.
  8. 8. Locating (4) State Library databases  National Library http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/data databases bases/athome_ebsco.cfm#hista bs Explore TROVE  http://trove.nla.gov.au/ Historical abstracts Biography reference Bank Explore PANDORA  http://pandora.nla.gov.au/ Academic Search premierUse key words, use + and * Boolean Other resources and databasessearches if possible to help your availablesearch. ( ASK for help with this)
  9. 9. Selecting How can I use the information that I have found? What do I leave out? What do I keep in? How credible is my information? WEBSITE EVALUATIONhttp://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/490NET/Evaluation.htm(CARS = Credibility, Accuracy,Reasonableness, Support)
  10. 10. Organising (1) Social bookmarking tools http://www.diigo.com/ http://delicious.com/ EvernoteThese web tools help you to organise your research and file it, bookmark it ,tag it online. It can help with your bibliography and your management ofresources.
  11. 11. Organising (2) http://www.symbaloo.com/
  12. 12. Presenting Identify what you need to do Identify your audience/ purpose Select a form of presentation Prepare and present Go to this blog for some great ideas for free images to use http://heyjude.wordpress.com/find-free-images-online/
  13. 13. Assessing Selfassess in conjunction with teacher assessment Did I achieve what I set out to achieve? How can I improve?
  14. 14. Bibliography Acknowledge all your sources, including photos.  Image: ...putting things in a row isnt bad+either... http://www.flickr.com/photos/63103685@N00/3019398315 Herring,J.(2004)Outline of the PLUS model. Retrieved from http://farrer.csu.edu.au/PLUS/outline.html NSW Dept of Education and Training.( 2007)Information skills in the school. Retrieved fromhttp://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/teachingideas/info_skills/assets/infoprocesscycle.pdf

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