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Eng 105 espinel Eng 105 espinel Presentation Transcript

  • THINKING
    INFORMATION
    &
    CRITICAL
    Romel Espinel
    Reference/Instruction Librarian
    Berkeley College Libraries
  • With every research project . .
    Validate
    Prove
    YOUR IDEAS
  • I hope these guys behind me are reliable.
    You’re going to need resources that will back up what you are trying to argue.
  • Information Resources?
  • But who or what source can I trust?
  • What makes a reliable source?
    Authority- Who is the author(s)?
    Currency- When was it published or how often is a website updated?
    Coverage- What kind of information is provided and what kind of sources do they use.
    Accuracy-How accurate is the information?
    Objectivity – Is the information objective or at least attempts objectivity?
  • Where can I find these reliable information sources?
  • Berkeley Library
    Berkeley Catalog is great place to look for books for research!
  • Our subject of study
    Hit Search
  • Your Results Are . . .
    If you were to scroll down we would get more results
  • Some books that you could use for research.
  • You can also search Databases!
    DATABASES
  • Databases . . .
    Have collected published articles from magazines, academic journals, websites, newspapers, etc.
    Are updated regularly as often as every three months
    Are organize by subject.
  • A small word about . . .
  • Look at all those results!
    You can’t use the first two results because they are from Wikipedia; it’s a known unreliable information source.
    Let’s check out this one.
  • Who is DPIC? How current is this website? How accurate? How objective?
    This takes time to verify this site
  • Where do you find databases?
    Save time with databases. They’ve been screened for you.
  • Opposing Viewpoints database is excellent for hotly debated and current issues.
  • Let’s look up the “death penalty” again.
  • If you were to scroll down we would get more results
  • Notice how the articles in this database for this topic are organized.
  • Let’s look at an article.
  • If you were to scroll down we see the full article.
  • And look! The full citation for this article in MLA format!
    Google can’t do that!
  • Email the Articles to Yourself
    Why?
    Saves time if you need to go back to them.
    Emailed articles include the citations you need for your bibliography (works cited).
  • Fill in the information and hit Send.
  • Here it is in my email.
    With Citation!