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Digital Literacy: Sources of Information

  1. 1. Digital Literacy Sources of Information Created by: Victor Castilla
  2. 2. <ul><li>Where can I find information? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I choose the source of information I am going to use? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information sources <ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Index </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul>
  4. 4. Medical Magazines <ul><li>A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising, purchased by readers, or both. Usually these articles are written by journalists or scholars and are geared toward the average adult. Magazines may cover very &quot;serious&quot; material, </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2007, from </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>but to find consistent scholarly information you should use journals . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Medical Magazines (examples) <ul><li>Scientific American </li></ul><ul><li>Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis Today </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatology Times </li></ul>
  7. 7. Medical Journal <ul><li>A medical journal is a scientific journal devoted to the field of medicine. Most medical journals are peer-reviewed . Medical journals commonly arose as the journal of societies, such as the precursors of the British Medical Association, and would originally be collections of letters sent to the society by distant members, with an account of the proceedings of the society's recent meetings distributed to various members and the library. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Journal. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2007, from </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>With the increase in science, medical research and activity, and publication, nobody can keep up, and in self defense articles picked by individuals are discussed in journal clubs at academic institutions. The prominence of medical journals is often determined by each journal's impact factor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Medical Journal (examples) <ul><li>New England Journal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>British Medical Journal </li></ul><ul><li>American Family Physician </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of the American Medical Association </li></ul><ul><li>The Lancet </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Medical Association Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Annals of Internal Medicine </li></ul>
  10. 10. Periodical Index <ul><li>A periodical index points to citations of articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. Many periodical indexes contain abstracts or brief summaries of the articles. Some contain the full text or entire content of whole articles as they originally appeared in the periodical. You may use online periodical indexes, purchased by your library, from any Internet-connected computer. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Periodical Index (examples) <ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Biomed Central </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Ebsco </li></ul><ul><li>Blackwell Synergy </li></ul><ul><li>HighWire Press </li></ul><ul><li>Medconsult </li></ul><ul><li>SpringerLink </li></ul><ul><li>Thieme </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley & Sons </li></ul>
  12. 12. Newspaper <ul><li>A newspaper is a collection of articles about current events usually published daily. Since there is at least one in every city, it is a great source for local information. Newspapers, like journals and magazines, are called &quot;periodicals&quot; because they are published on a regular or periodic basis. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Library Catalog <ul><li>A library catalog is a searchable collection of records of every item in a library. The catalog will point you to the location of a particular source, or group of sources, that the library owns on your topic. Since every library collection is unique, every catalog is also unique. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Books <ul><li>Books cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information on one topic to support a particular argument or thesis. Libraries organize and store their book collections on shelves called &quot;stacks.&quot; Electronic books, called e-books, may be purchased online or may be available for free from your library. </li></ul>
  15. 15. World Wide Web <ul><li>The Web allows you to access most types of information on the Internet through a browser. One of the main features of the Web is the ability to quickly link to other related information. The Web contains information beyond plain text, including sounds, images and video. </li></ul>
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