INFORMATION SOURCESCSU 1022Fall 2012Erin L. Nagel
LIBRARY RESEARCH What   do I want to know?    Define an information need and develop a     strategy Where   do I find i...
INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary    vs. Secondary SourcesBooksPeriodicalsInternetOther
TYPES OF INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary Sources          Secondary Sources Closest    to actual    Removed    from  event, p...
EXAMPLES OF INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary Sources       Secondary Sources Memoirs              Books Diaries             ...
LOOK AT:DATES, TYPE OF RESOURCE, & AUTHORPrimary Source               Secondary SourceCivil War Diary              Marchin...
EXAMPLES:Primary Source                    Secondary SourceLetter to US Bureau of            Helen Keller: A lifeInvestiga...
EXAMPLES:Primary Source                     Secondary SourceNewsfilm clip of African           Freedom RidesAmerican stude...
INFORMATION SOURCESBooksPeriodicalsInternetOther
BOOKS   Classified as fiction or nonfiction     Fiction  entertainment     Nonfiction  factual Comprehensive informa...
REFERENCE BOOKS   Reference books nonfiction books consulted for    authoritative information       Encyclopedia- colle...
FIND BOOKS IN THE CSU CATALOG
PERIODICALS Published on a recurring basis May be in-depth, but narrowed focus More current information than books Typ...
PERIODICALS   Peer-review: Process by which articles are critically    evaluated and considered for inclusion in a schola...
FIND ARTICLES IN A DATABASE
EXAMPLES
ELECTRONIC BOOK RECORD
ARTICLE RECORD
PRINT PERIODICAL RECORD
PRINT BOOK RECORD
INTERNET SOURCES Most current information Wide variety of topics Uneven reliability NOTE: Online ≠ free! It’s all abo...
INTERNET RESOURCES Search engines not all created equal! Subject directories organized links to resources Online refe...
OTHER Statistics and data sets Experts Multimedia Government publications
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE
STATISTICS AND DATA RESOURCES
YOU BE THE JUDGE!
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic               Information SourceWhat is the impact of drug    Encyclopedia of use on a...
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic               Information SourceWhat is the impact of drug    Encyclopedia of use on a...
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/ Topic           Information SourceWhich U.S. insurance       Evaluating Business provider g...
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/ Topic           Information SourceWhich U.S. insurance       Evaluating Business provider g...
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic                  Information sourceWhat is the official language    The Voice of the s...
PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic                  Information sourceWhat is the official language    The Voice of the s...
WHERE TO GO NEXT?In Galileo, Browse by Subject to find suggested               Databases                                 B...
WHERE TO GO NEXT?Or, Browse by Type
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Information Sources- Nagel

  1. 1. INFORMATION SOURCESCSU 1022Fall 2012Erin L. Nagel
  2. 2. LIBRARY RESEARCH What do I want to know?  Define an information need and develop a strategy Where do I find it?  Know where to look How do I know if it’s right for me?  Evaluate information before you use it
  3. 3. INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary vs. Secondary SourcesBooksPeriodicalsInternetOther
  4. 4. TYPES OF INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary Sources Secondary Sources Closest to actual  Removed from event, person, etc. primary source in question.  Interpretations, rest Original, unedited atements, reflection thoughts and s observations  Easier to access May be more difficult to obtain
  5. 5. EXAMPLES OF INFORMATION SOURCESPrimary Sources Secondary Sources Memoirs  Books Diaries  Encyclopedias Letters  Textbooks Photographs  Magazine articles E-mails Artifacts Fiction
  6. 6. LOOK AT:DATES, TYPE OF RESOURCE, & AUTHORPrimary Source Secondary SourceCivil War Diary Marching to Appomatox(electronic resource) (book)Author: Author:Lt. Cornelius C. Platter Ken Stark, author/ illustrator fromSubject: Wisconsin Subject:Civil War End of the US Civil WarDate: Date:1864-1865 2009Find it: Find it:Digital Library of Galileo CSU Library Juvenile collection
  7. 7. EXAMPLES:Primary Source Secondary SourceLetter to US Bureau of Helen Keller: A lifeInvestigation chief (book)(electronic resource) Author:Author: DorothyDave Gersham, Bureau of Herrmann, author/biographerInvestigation officer Subject:Subject: Helen Keller, 1880-1968Author’s suspicions of Helen Date:Keller as socialist, March 1918 1998Date: Find it:March 16, 1918 CSU Library Circulating collectionFind it:US Bureau of Investigation CaseFiles
  8. 8. EXAMPLES:Primary Source Secondary SourceNewsfilm clip of African Freedom RidesAmerican students turned awayfrom using the public library in (encyclopedia entry)Albany, Georgia Author:(multimedia) Edward A. HatfieldProducer/Distributor:WALB Subject:Subject: Freedom Rides during 1961African American citizens and Date:public library 2008Date:1962 Find it:Find it: New Georgia EncyclopediaDigital Library of Georgia
  9. 9. INFORMATION SOURCESBooksPeriodicalsInternetOther
  10. 10. BOOKS Classified as fiction or nonfiction  Fiction  entertainment  Nonfiction  factual Comprehensive information; expert analysis, historical perspective Takes time to research, write, and publish Lengthy
  11. 11. REFERENCE BOOKS Reference books nonfiction books consulted for authoritative information  Encyclopedia- collection of detailed articles  Dictionary- alphabetical listing of words  Directory- listing of people, companies, etc.  Almanac- compilation of statistics, figures, etc.  Atlas- geographical and historical information  Handbook- concise data on a subject May be general or subject-specific Use for verification and starting research
  12. 12. FIND BOOKS IN THE CSU CATALOG
  13. 13. PERIODICALS Published on a recurring basis May be in-depth, but narrowed focus More current information than books Types:  Popular magazines & newspapers  Professional/ trade publications  Scholarly journals  Look at: ◦ Author ◦ Publication frequency ◦ Advertising ◦ Article length ◦ Purpose ◦ Illustrations ◦ References ◦ Intended audience
  14. 14. PERIODICALS Peer-review: Process by which articles are critically evaluated and considered for inclusion in a scholarly journal.  Process may be lengthy  Conducted by experts in the field  Original research, experiments, expert analysis  Also called: Refereed, Scholarly, Academic
  15. 15. FIND ARTICLES IN A DATABASE
  16. 16. EXAMPLES
  17. 17. ELECTRONIC BOOK RECORD
  18. 18. ARTICLE RECORD
  19. 19. PRINT PERIODICAL RECORD
  20. 20. PRINT BOOK RECORD
  21. 21. INTERNET SOURCES Most current information Wide variety of topics Uneven reliability NOTE: Online ≠ free! It’s all about where you start
  22. 22. INTERNET RESOURCES Search engines not all created equal! Subject directories organized links to resources Online reference Reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) Online periodicals Some are free Web portal may be general or subject-specific Professional & Trade organizations websites provide industry news, directories, etc.
  23. 23. OTHER Statistics and data sets Experts Multimedia Government publications
  24. 24. MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE
  25. 25. STATISTICS AND DATA RESOURCES
  26. 26. YOU BE THE JUDGE!
  27. 27. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic Information SourceWhat is the impact of drug  Encyclopedia of use on adolescent mental Psychology health?  Article in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors journal  American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry website
  28. 28. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic Information SourceWhat is the impact of drug  Encyclopedia of use on adolescent mental Psychology health?  Article in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors journal  American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry website
  29. 29. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/ Topic Information SourceWhich U.S. insurance  Evaluating Business provider generated the Performance: Small most revenue in 2011? business case studies (book)  Business Insights: Essentials (online database of company data, history, and reports)
  30. 30. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/ Topic Information SourceWhich U.S. insurance  Evaluating Business provider generated the Performance: Small most revenue in 2011? business case studies (book)  Business Insights: Essentials (online database of company data, history, and reports)
  31. 31. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic Information sourceWhat is the official language  The Voice of the steppe : of Kazakhstan? modern Kazakh short stories (book)  Article in Soviet & Post- Soviet Review (periodical)  CIA World Factbook at www.cia.gov (online reference)
  32. 32. PICK THE BEST SOURCEQuestion/Topic Information sourceWhat is the official language  The Voice of the steppe : of Kazakhstan? modern Kazakh short stories (book)  Article in Soviet & Post- Soviet Review (periodical)  CIA World Factbook at www.cia.gov (online reference)
  33. 33. WHERE TO GO NEXT?In Galileo, Browse by Subject to find suggested Databases Books Periodicals Other reference
  34. 34. WHERE TO GO NEXT?Or, Browse by Type
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