ENGL 5800 - Caillouet

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ENGL 5800 - Caillouet

  1. 1.  Library 101  Evaluating Information  Search Strategies  Suggested Resources ENGL 5800 LGBTQI Literature ENGL 5800 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  2. 2.  Website  LibGuides  Sharing Services  Your Library Account  Off-Campus Access Library 101
  3. 3. www.clayton.edu/library
  4. 4. clayton.libguides.com Browse by subject category
  5. 5. Libraries Love to Share  Borrow books from other GA universities  Search GIL Express Catalog  Request online or check out in person  Arrive in 2-4 days  28-day loan, renewable  Request electronic copy of an article  Arrive in less than a week by email  Borrow books from all types of libraries  Arrive in 2-3 weeks  Loan period varies GIL Express Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  6. 6. My Account login PIN (New!) = 5 digit number
  7. 7. Off-Campus Access
  8. 8.  Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria for an identified information need Evaluating Information
  9. 9. What is your criteria?
  10. 10. Evaluating Information: CRAAP  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose Find good CRAAP not bad CRAAP
  11. 11. Evaluate: Authority  Determine the need for an expert or popular perspective  Who is the author?  What are the author’s credentials?  What affiliations does the author have?  Is contact information provided?  Who published the work?  Who sponsored the work?
  12. 12. Evaluate: Currency  Determine the need for a contemporary or historical perspective for your topic  When was it written?  When was the information published?  Are there multiple editions?  Examine the currency of the references updated 1:33 PM EST, Tue August 20, 2013© 2013
  13. 13. Evaluate: Content, Coverage  Determine the information need  Who is the intended audience?  What is the purpose? scope?  Examine objectivity, accuracy  Is the information verifiable?  Evaluate overall quality  Evaluate overall usefulness, appropriateness
  14. 14. Authority Currency Authority Content
  15. 15. Authority Currency Content
  16. 16. Authority Content Authority Currency
  17. 17. Authority Content Content Currency Authority
  18. 18. Effective Searching
  19. 19. Identify search concepts  interpretation  analysis  criticism  review  qualitative  quantitative  research  theory Question Type Research Type
  20. 20. Search Strategy Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym • Use “ “ or ( ) to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR
  21. 21. Search Strategy Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym • Use “ “ or ( ) to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR ("queer culture" OR "gay culture") AND interpretation AND theory
  22. 22. Advanced Search Features  search categories, limiters  full text, date, scholarly  publication, document type  truncation  type part of a word plus an asterisk (*) into the search box to find variations of a word stem  litera* finds literary, literature  criti* finds critique, criticism  analy* finds analyze, analysis
  23. 23. Are you a GALILEO fan?
  24. 24. Suggested Resources  GenderWatch  MLA International Bibliography  Literary Reference Center  Literature Criticism Online  JSTOR  NoveList
  25. 25. fannie flagg AND relationships
  26. 26. fannie flagg AND relationships Search History ProQuest Research Library: multidisciplinary resource
  27. 27. MLA International Bibliography
  28. 28. Academic Search Complete & OmniFile Full Text Mega: multidisciplinary resources MLA International Bibliography
  29. 29. Literary Reference Center
  30. 30. Search History JSTOR
  31. 31. NoveList
  32. 32. Article Access Level
  33. 33. My EBSCOhost
  34. 34. My Research Account
  35. 35. clayton.libguides.com/engl5800 Instruction Session Presentation

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