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FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
FKCC Library Resources Comp II
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FKCC Library Resources Comp II

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  • 1. English Comp II
  • 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. <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. <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. <ul><li>Your professor asked you to use scholarly articles. </li></ul><ul><li>What are scholarly articles? </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Let’s search the Library Catalog & Databases </li></ul>
  • 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. Still need to find resources on the Internet? Be sure to evaluate your sources
  • 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. <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. <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. <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. <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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