LRC Resources for Computer Programming StudentsSMART START
I AM . . .Melanie ParletteProgram Liaison for School of Engineering and Information Technologymparlette@conestogac.on.ca
TODAY we will…• Locate key sections of the LRC’s website• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search and create a list of relevant results• Identify the tools we can use to evaluate information sources
Today’s Research Topic is….• Is there a relationship Facebook use and academic performance?
Finding A Source to AnswerYour Question• Where do we begin? • Google • Wikipedia • Other suggestions…
Choosing Better Sources • How can you tell trustworthy information (the “better” information) from less-trustworthy information (“worse” information)?The CRAAP Test • Currency The timeliness of the information • Relevance The importance of the information for your needs • Authority The source of the information • Accuracy The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information • Purpose The reason the information exists
Let’s begin our search…
Just a click away . . .LRC Website Challenge• Locate the library’s Research Help Online (HINT! Check out the Computer Programming guide found under Information Technology). guides, and explain what additional help these guides provide, beyond the EDS tool.• Locate the LRC’s Cite Your Sources (HINT! Check the Cite Your Sources tab on the Computer Programming Research Help guide) page and describe two different resources found there.• Locate and explore Safari Books Online (HINT! Check Books, eBooks and Media tab on the Computer Programming Research Help guide). How might this be useful to students in Computer Programming?
Today We…• Located key sections of the LRC’s website• Discovered tools we can use to evaluate resources to ensure they are of good quality• Performed a basic search of LRC resources, narrowed our search and created a list of relevant results
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