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INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
INformation LIteracy - Module 3
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  • 1. MODULE 3
  • 2. <ul><li>use the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of the Campus Libraries in order to find information resources for research </li></ul><ul><li>create effective search statements in order to find relevant information on their topic </li></ul><ul><li>refine search statements using Boolean logic to find relevant information sources </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>The OPAC is the key to the Libraries’ collections. </li></ul><ul><li>The Catalogue is a full description of most items in the Libraries and these descriptions are called records. </li></ul><ul><li>It does NOT provide a list of websites, journal articles or search engines </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>The OPAC is a database of the holdings of the five St. Augustine Campus Libraries including: </li></ul><ul><li>The Main Library </li></ul><ul><li>The Medical Sciences Library </li></ul><ul><li>School of Education Library </li></ul><ul><li>Republic Bank Library at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Library at the Institute of International Relations Library </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Navigating the OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>How to Login </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Results </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><ul><li>You can navigate the OPAC from anywhere within the Campus Libraries or off-Campus by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Using the menu bar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Clicking on the links </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 7. You will be required to do this if you need to view your library account or save your results
  • 8. This allows you to search one or multiple collections at the same time.
  • 9. <ul><li>You can search the OPAC by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author - e.g. Best, Lloyd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title - e.g. Cricketers from the West Indies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words from Title - e.g. Caribbean culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords - e.g. biodiversity conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject - e.g. biological diversity conservation </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>There are four ways to search the catalogue – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Reserves </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. The Basic Search allows you to search by author, title, words from the title, keywords and subject.
  • 12. <ul><li>If you don’t know the author or title of a book you can search by either subject or keyword. Remember that the term you might want to use may not be a subject term in the catalogue. </li></ul>Keyword Search (Popular term) Subject Search (Prescribed Subject) E-commerce Biodiversity Alternate energy sources Electronic Commerce Biological Diversity Renewable energy sources
  • 13. <ul><li>Boolean searching allows keywords to be connected by using AND, OR, NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Universities AND Colleges AND Caribbean region– the results of your search will include all terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Universities OR Colleges AND Caribbean region – the results of your search will include the term Caribbean Region and either University or College </li></ul><ul><li>Universities NOT Colleges AND Caribbean region – the results of your search will exclude term Colleges </li></ul>
  • 14. Combination Search lets you search the database for keywords present anywhere. It also allows you to combine search terms, e.g. Author/Title or Author/Subject or Keyword/Keyword.
  • 15. You can use Course Reserves to search for items in the Reserve Collection. You can search by course title, course number or instructor e.g. BIOL3361 (Applied Biochemistry).
  • 16.  
  • 17. <ul><li>Results should be examined using criteria such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authority – is the author an expert in this area </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility - is the source objective or biased </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance – is it pertinent to the research being conducted </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliness – is it current or dated </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy – is the information correct and can you find cited references. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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