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Ecp 11 created by hedley. hendricks and presented by gerald Louw

  1. 1. Information Literacy for ECP Created by Hedley Hendricks Presented by Gerald Louw
  2. 2. Information Literacy for ECP What is information? • Facts • Message • Knowledge • Experience or instruction
  3. 3. Information overload
  4. 4. What is literacy • Ability to read and write
  5. 5. What is Information Literacy? • Ability to recognise the value of information and use to make informed choices, either in your personal life or professional life
  6. 6. Therefore, an information literate person should have: • Library Skills -subject categories -broader, narrower terms, synonyms • Computer Skills -navigate library resources -navigate the internet (search engines e.g. scirus)
  7. 7. 5 Steps of IL • Recognise the need for information • Critically think about the topic • Read and make notes • Define keywords (mind mapping; select broader or narrower terms; identify different spellings) • Find (search and locate ) the information
  8. 8. Finding tools: • Library catalogue (find books and journals) e.g. Smartsearch • Databases (find journal and newspaper articles) • Web (use search engines like Google scholar and Scirus)
  9. 9. Evaluate the information • facts vs opinion • authority of information • publishers reputation • currency
  10. 10. Legal implications • Plagiarism • Copyright issues
  11. 11. Tasks: • Writing an assignment • Presenting • Displaying • Designing a poster or brochure.
  12. 12. eSEARCH • Introduction to UWC Electronic Resources • Exploring online information to get further with your assignment
  13. 13. Search UWC library website
  14. 14. Select Information Resources
  15. 15. Select Databases M - Z
  16. 16. Select Science Direct
  17. 17. Select Search
  18. 18. Type in keywords
  19. 19. Browse the Result list
  20. 20. Select Databases M - Z
  21. 21. Scroll down
  22. 22. Select Sabinet Reference
  23. 23. Sabinet Reference Select both SA Media and SA ePublications
  24. 24. Type keywords Type in keywords
  25. 25. Result list Browse result list
  26. 26. Download Pdf, export citation, create RSS feeds
  27. 27. Pdf fulltext, print
  28. 28. Save as
  29. 29. Select database SA Media Select SA Media for newspa pers
  30. 30. Type in keywords
  31. 31. List of newspaper clippings Browse newspaper clippings
  32. 32. Select a clipping Open Pdf file
  33. 33. Download clipping
  34. 34. Referencing Harvard style • Online newspapers Online newspaper article Deklerk, A. 2011. Refugees still fear for their lives. Mail & Guardian [online], 11 November 2011. Available at: http://mg.co.za/article/2011- 11-11-refugees-still-fear-for- their-lives/ [Accessed 22 November 2011]. In-text referencing: (De Klerk, 2011)
  35. 35. Referencing (Continued) • Websites: Publications from websites Basic structure: Author or corporate author. Year. Title of document. [type of medium]. Place: Producer/Publisher. Available at: include web site address. [Accessed date]. Ncongwane, P. 2011. African Scene. [online]. Available at: http://www.africanscene.co.za/2011/ 03/the-future-of-education-in- south-africa/[(Accessed 24 October 2012]. In-Text referencing:
  36. 36. Referencing (continued) • Electronic scholarly journal: Electronic scholarly journal Ellery, K. 2008. 'An investigation into electronic-resource plagiarism in a first year essay assignment', Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education [ejournal], 33(6), pp.607-617. Available from: Academic Search Premier/DOI10.1080/0260293070177278 8 [Accessed 21 November 2011]. In-Text referencing: (Ellery, 2008, p 612)
  37. 37. Select Search engine Scirus Type in keyword s
  38. 38. Select current sources or the Preferred web Select content sources & Pref web

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