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    Engl1102-- Evaluating Sources-- Nagel Engl1102-- Evaluating Sources-- Nagel Presentation Transcript

    • 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?
    • Evaluating Information Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria
    • Evaluating Information Authority Currency Content  Audience  Purpose/Scope  Objectivity/Bias  Accuracy  Quality TIP: Trust no one!
    • Evaluate: AuthorityWho wrote the information?What are his/her/their credentials?What affiliations, if any, does the author have?Is contact information provided?Who published the work?Who sponsored the work?
    • Evaluate: CurrencyWhen was the work published?Are there multiple editions?Examine currency of references NOTE: Old ≠ Bad! ex: Historical information does not need to be revisited as often as technological information
    • Evaluate: ContentWho is the intended audience?What is the purpose?What is the scope?Examine objectivityExamine for accuracyIs the information verifiable?Evaluate overall quality
    • Detailed Record- Article Authority Currency Content Content Authority
    • Detailed Record- Book Authority Currency ContentContent
    • Authority ContentDetailed Record-Multimedia Authority Content Currency
    • AuthorityAuthority Currency Content Currency
    • 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 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