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               “The ‘Real Stuff’! Information Research in a Googled Society”
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Teaching Assistant Conference Handout 8 22 08

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Teaching Assistant Conference Handout 8 22 08

  1. 1. TA Conference “The ‘Real Stuff’! Information Research in a Googled Society” 22 Sep 2008 1. Agenda  AltPress-Watch  Research & Critical Thinking Tips & Tools…  LION o For your students & For you 9. Reference E-Resources Encyclopaedia Britannica 2. Helping your students… Many more…  “Hoax…” exercise & quality web sites http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_1 10. Key Points 2006.cfm  Pick a useful database  Thinking Critically About World Wide Web  Can search display & save Display Resources  Look for… http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_1 o Online help 2337.cfm o Boolean operators  Thinking Critically About Web 2.0 & Beyond http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_1 o Truncation (Wild Card) Symbols 2008.cfm o DON’T PAY FOR ARTICLES!! 3. Unlicensed (Free) vs. Licensed Databases 11. Help for Instructors Information Literacy Help Menu 4. UCLA Library Home Page http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/10374_118 http://www2.library.ucla.edu/ 37.cfm 5. UCLA Library Catalog 12. Help for Students http://catalog.library.ucla.edu/  Assignment Calculator  Books, periodical subscriptions & more in all 13 http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/library/modules/freecalc/in UCLA libraries dex.php  No individual articles listed here  “Road to Research” tutorial  Research Paper Planner  Help Using it: -“Road to Research” tutorial http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_1 http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/library/ 2197.cfm -College Library Help Guides  College Library Help Guides http://www2.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605.cf 13. More Help for Undergraduates m “Academics in the Commons” (Covel Commons) 6. Strategy & Use: Licensed Databases http://www.college.ucla.edu/up/aitc/workshops.html  DB Selection Criteria o Subject matter 14. Google Scholar v. Databases o Time period http://www2.library.ucla.edu/googlescholar/searchengi o Types of materials indexed or full-text nes.cfm 7. Get FREE Articles! 15. Review  BOL Proxy Server  Information Illiteracy http://www.bol.ucla.edu/services/proxy/  Web Critical Thinking  UC-eLinks: Request  UCLA Library Home Page & Catalog  Selecting & Using Databases 8. Sample Licensed Databases  Online Help  Academic Search Complete  Google Scholar  Lexis-Nexis Academic  PsycInfo 16. Questions  PubMed@UCLA http://www2.library.ucla.edu/questions  Ethnic Newswatch /index.cfm I:Ref/EG/TA Conference/TA Conf Handout.doc 8 Sep 2005 E. Grassian <estherg@librrary.ucla.edu>

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