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Engl1102-- Access Information-- Nagel

  1. 1. LIBRARYINSTRUCTIONErin L. Nagel, Spring 2013
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Library researchWhat do I want to know?How do I find it?How do I know if it’s right for me?
  4. 4. Know where to lookBooksArticlesOnline resources
  5. 5. Books comprehensive information historical perspective expert analysis find book titles in the CSU Catalog
  6. 6. CSU Catalog
  7. 7. NOTE: You canuse Boolean logicin both basic andadvancedsearches.
  8. 8. What if I don’t get any results?Give upSwitch topicsReplace keywords with synonymsAdd or modify Boolean operatorsSearch GIL Express
  9. 9. Universal Catalog (GILExpress)
  10. 10. InterLibrary Loan
  11. 11. Articles contemporary or new information narrowly focused perspective may be popular, trade, or scholarly find articles in a database  citation  full-text
  12. 12. Articles
  13. 13. How to find: Articles General, multidisciplinary databases
  14. 14. Academic Search Complete Select Advanced Search
  15. 15. different ideas connected withAND Search Strategy = adoption AND rights AND “gay parents”
  16. 16. Use suggested subjectterms for brainstorming
  17. 17. similar ideas connected with ORSearch Strategy = adoption AND (rights OR laws) AND(“gay parents” OR homosexuals)
  18. 18. Limit results by availability, type, or dateRemove limiters byclicking the orange X
  19. 19. Article Access Level
  20. 20. Detailed Record
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Online Resources today’s information broad, variety perspective questionable reliability and stability find resources from reliable online sources
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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

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