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Engl1102-- Access Information-- Nagel

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    • LIBRARYINSTRUCTIONErin L. Nagel, Spring 2013
    • Information Literacy OutcomesRecognize an information need and formulate research questions  Define an information need and develop a strategyEfficiently access information relevant to the identified need  Know where to look  Implement and refine search strategyCritically evaluate information using applicable criteria  Evaluate information before you use it
    • Library researchWhat do I want to know?How do I find it?How do I know if it’s right for me?
    • Know where to lookBooksArticlesOnline resources
    • Books comprehensive information historical perspective expert analysis find book titles in the CSU Catalog
    • CSU Catalog
    • NOTE: You canuse Boolean logicin both basic andadvancedsearches.
    • What if I don’t get any results?Give upSwitch topicsReplace keywords with synonymsAdd or modify Boolean operatorsSearch GIL Express
    • Universal Catalog (GILExpress)
    • InterLibrary Loan
    • Articles contemporary or new information narrowly focused perspective may be popular, trade, or scholarly find articles in a database  citation  full-text
    • Articles
    • How to find: Articles General, multidisciplinary databases
    • Academic Search Complete Select Advanced Search
    • different ideas connected withAND Search Strategy = adoption AND rights AND “gay parents”
    • Use suggested subjectterms for brainstorming
    • similar ideas connected with ORSearch Strategy = adoption AND (rights OR laws) AND(“gay parents” OR homosexuals)
    • Limit results by availability, type, or dateRemove limiters byclicking the orange X
    • Article Access Level
    • Detailed Record
    • What if it’s not full-text?Give upSwitch topicsLook in a different databaseLook for the title in print in the CSU CatalogRequest the article through InterLibrary Loan
    • Online Resources today’s information broad, variety perspective questionable reliability and stability find resources from reliable online sources
    • How to find: Internet Resources Search engines not all created equal! Subject directories organized links to resources Professional & Trade organizations websites provide industry news, directories, etc. Library Check out LibGuides: librarian created research guides with recommended resources
    • Know Your Domains Extension Type .edu Educational institution .org Non-profit service organizations .gov Government agency .mil Military entities .biz Businesses .com Commercial organization .net Internet service providers
    • What if I still can’t find what I’mlooking for?Give upSwitch topicsDrop out of schoolLook in a LibGuide for tips and suggested resourcesAsk a librarian for help
    • Next steps Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria  See presentation Appropriately use information to fulfill the identified need  Go to: http://clayton.libguides.com/ENGL1102 and http://clayton.libguides.com/Research for tips on citing sources and avoiding plagiarism