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