FKCC Library Resources Comp II

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FKCC Library Resources Comp II

  1. 1. English Comp II
  2. 2. <ul><li>Catalog & Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain resources from other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Computers/wireless access </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for print/copy </li></ul><ul><li>Online help pages </li></ul><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian – online chat service </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians and staff available to help you </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>books </li></ul><ul><li>e-books </li></ul><ul><li>audio books </li></ul><ul><li>materials from other Florida community colleges </li></ul><ul><li>materials placed on reserve by your professor </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Library Databases </li></ul><ul><li>FKCC has access to over 95 databases - all free of charge to students with full text and multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>We can help you select appropriate databases to use for research. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Your professor asked you to use scholarly articles. </li></ul><ul><li>What are scholarly articles? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Let’s search the Library Catalog & Databases </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>If you need help with research paper style and citation guides </li></ul><ul><li>MLA formatting and writing style guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/ </li></ul><ul><li>MLA style from Diana Hacker Guide http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_s5.html </li></ul><ul><li>FKCC Library Research Help Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fkcclibraryresearch.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be sure to acknowledge your sources and avoid plagiarism! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Still need to find resources on the Internet? Be sure to evaluate your sources
  9. 9. What to look for? <ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information accurate?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you verify the information presented in another source? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the page cite well-known sources or authorities? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Authority   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the author identified?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there some reason given to assume that the author is an authority in the subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the author provide contact information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the author is identified as a corporation or organization is there information available about the reliability of the group? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information current? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When was the web site created? When was it last updated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the links working? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Point of View/Bias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the primary purpose of the site advertising or is it informational?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the information contradict something you already know or have learned from another source? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the author have an agenda or trying to sway his/her audience? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Google search: </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking AND Cancer AND Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smokinglungs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>versus </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>FKCC Library web site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.fkcc.edu </li></ul><ul><li>This Power Point will be available on research blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// fkcclibraryresearch.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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