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  • 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.  Website  LibGuides  Sharing Services  Your Library Account  Off-Campus Access Library 101
  • 3. www.clayton.edu/library
  • 4. clayton.libguides.com Browse by subject category
  • 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. My Account login PIN (New!) = 5 digit number
  • 7. Off-Campus Access
  • 8.  Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria for an identified information need Evaluating Information
  • 9. What is your criteria?
  • 10. Evaluating Information: CRAAP  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose Find good CRAAP not bad CRAAP
  • 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. 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. 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. Authority Currency Authority Content
  • 15. Authority Currency Content
  • 16. Authority Content Authority Currency
  • 17. Authority Content Content Currency Authority
  • 18. Effective Searching
  • 19. Identify search concepts  interpretation  analysis  criticism  review  qualitative  quantitative  research  theory Question Type Research Type
  • 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. 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. 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. Are you a GALILEO fan?
  • 24. Suggested Resources  GenderWatch  MLA International Bibliography  Literary Reference Center  Literature Criticism Online  JSTOR  NoveList
  • 25. fannie flagg AND relationships
  • 26. fannie flagg AND relationships Search History ProQuest Research Library: multidisciplinary resource
  • 27. MLA International Bibliography
  • 28. Academic Search Complete & OmniFile Full Text Mega: multidisciplinary resources MLA International Bibliography
  • 29. Literary Reference Center
  • 30. Search History JSTOR
  • 31. NoveList
  • 32. Article Access Level
  • 33. My EBSCOhost
  • 34. My Research Account
  • 35. clayton.libguides.com/engl5800 Instruction Session Presentation