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  • What is a content farm? Where can you find quality content? How will you get this delivered to you? What strategies do you use to generate search terms?
  • Where can you get some ideas?
  • Live demonstration
  • News: Google fast flip
  • Go to live demo
  • Google scholar – Advanced search
  • Your questions Development of good topics Posing questions Generating search terms
  • TOK - Current Issues

    1. 1. TOK Current issues – Some tools
    2. 2. Content Farm Quality Delivery Terms
    3. 3. Beware the Content Farms <ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of the same ilk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ How to get a flat belly” sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand Media 4,000 new pieces a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndicated to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scrapers </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Quality current content <ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>
    5. 5. State Library <ul><li>http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Monitor the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an effective search then </li></ul><ul><li>monitor </li></ul><ul><li>keep current on an issue </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery by email or RSS </li></ul>
    7. 7. News
    8. 8. Add your own news section You need a Google account to be able to do this.
    9. 9. Related Searches
    10. 10. News timeline
    11. 11. <ul><li>Google Fast Flip – </li></ul><ul><li>discover and share news articles </li></ul><ul><li>follow friends and topics </li></ul><ul><li>create custom magazines around searches </li></ul><ul><li>http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/ </li></ul>
    12. 12. Google Reader Use Google's web-based feed reader to keep up with blogs and news
    13. 13. Keeping up to date <ul><li>Personal Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbaloo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, Reader </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Databases Use of wildcard *
    15. 15. RSS feed <ul><li>Coverage details </li></ul><ul><li>View the contents </li></ul><ul><li>Search within a journal </li></ul>
    16. 16. Always limit to full text
    17. 18. Google Scholar Advanced Search Filter by exact phrase, Author, Publication, Date and Subject areas
    18. 19. <ul><li>JSTOR – access initially from library site, then by your own login </li></ul><ul><li>more than a thousand academic journals </li></ul><ul><li>over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, </li></ul><ul><li>one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Detail of a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Note colour below symbols for access </li></ul><ul><li>Older articles available </li></ul><ul><li>Availability depends on publishers’ restrictions, some times 3-5 yrs </li></ul>
    20. 21. JSTOR – This type of search alerts you to other search terms you may not have considered
    21. 22. Where do you keep all this information? How do you make it searchable? Learn even more here http://www.evernote.com/about/support/getting_started.php
    22. 23. Remember ask the Teacher-librarians for help!

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