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Acs

  1. 1. Discovering Art, History and Information at Berkeley College Library
  2. 2. <ul><li>Romel Espinel </li></ul><ul><li>Reference/Instruction Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Liasion to English and Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are you here?
  4. 4. As College Students and as Future Leaders in Your Field: <ul><li>You will need to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determine what kind of information you need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access information, efficiently and accurately </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate this information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use it responsibly </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Do You Know A Web Site is a Good Resource?
  6. 7. Here’s Some Criteria for Webpages <ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>. . . . For short CACAO </li></ul>
  7. 8. Currency – How current is it? <ul><li>Dead links? </li></ul><ul><li>Are Links updated regularly? </li></ul><ul><li>Information current? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Authority – Who is the author(s)?
  9. 10. Coverage – How well is the topic covered? <ul><li>What does the webpage look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the page covered with ads? </li></ul><ul><li>Language suits content? </li></ul>
  10. 11. Accuracy – Can you check the information? Does it cite reputable sources?
  11. 12. Objectivity – Does the author(s) try to use multiple perspectives? Is the article biased or one sided?
  12. 14. What if you look up . . .
  13. 15. <ul><li>43, 400, 000 </li></ul><ul><li>results! </li></ul>

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