WHY THEY’RE EVEN BETTER THAN  GOOGLE AND WIKIPEDIA – REALLY! Library Databases
Do You Believe Everything You Read?
Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/ <ul><li>Evaluate (think about)...
Evaluating Information  <ul><li>What do you think of these sites for research? Thumbs up or thumbs down: </li></ul><ul><li...
Wikipedia
Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ <ul><li>When should you use Wikipedia?  Discuss wit...
Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has  in...
Go to  1. Library,  2. Class Projects,  3. Famous People
Using Gale Ebooks
Using Gale Ebooks <ul><li>Find “Gale PowerSearch” on your bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Circle the web address :  secondary.o...
Using Gale Ebooks:  1. Search for your person
Using Gale Ebooks
Using Gale Ebooks:  2. Limit to “Books”
Using Gale Ebooks:  3. Limit to “Biography”
Using Gale Ebooks
Using Gale Ebooks
Cite Your Sources: Why & How
WHY Cite Your Sources?
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Talk to the person next to you for about one minute about  why you think it’s important to ...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Helps you  avoid plagiarism (copying) </li></ul><ul><li>Always give the author proper credi...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>2. Shows you used  many good sources . You didn’t just make it up! </li></ul>Image attribut...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>3. Provides  a “trail”  for your readers, in case they want to follow your path and do extr...
WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>4.  Expected  in all academic settings, from high school to graduate school to your profess...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>1. When you  quote  from a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s  ex...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says:  Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical ...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Use the OSLIS Citation Maker at: </li></ul><ul><li>cm.oslis.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click t...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Enter information about the book or website  </li></ul><ul><li>-- Look for place of publi...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Note the difference between Title of Work and Title of Overall Website. </li></ul><ul><li...
Works Cited Page
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>What’s wrong with this Works Cited list?  </li></ul>
Works Cited Page <ul><li>Start on new page </li></ul><ul><li>Center   title  -- Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetize ...
HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. WHY THEY’RE EVEN BETTER THAN GOOGLE AND WIKIPEDIA – REALLY! Library Databases
  2. 2. Do You Believe Everything You Read?
  3. 3. Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/ <ul><li>Evaluate (think about) information -- don’t just believe everything you read </li></ul><ul><li>Always compare multiple (many) sources </li></ul><ul><li>Always cite your sources (Citation Maker, Easybib.com, etc.) </li></ul>(Notes are in RED )
  4. 4. Evaluating Information <ul><li>What do you think of these sites for research? Thumbs up or thumbs down: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Answers Gale PowerSearch </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times Printed book </li></ul><ul><li>The World Book Personal website </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wikipedia
  6. 6. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ <ul><li>When should you use Wikipedia? Discuss with the person sitting next to you. </li></ul><ul><li>To get a quick overview of your research topic? </li></ul><ul><li>As the main source of information for your research paper? </li></ul><ul><li>When reading about a pop culture topic of personal interest? </li></ul><ul><li>When making an important decision about your health? </li></ul><ul><li>To see what sources the article’s author’s used? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3268338756/sizes/l/in/photostream/ School pays for access – has info you can’t get free on the web Edited/fact checked, so often more reliable than websites Where are they? Go to your school website and look on the Library Home Page. Also check your public library – you’ll need your card and PIN. Often include citations!
  8. 8. Go to 1. Library, 2. Class Projects, 3. Famous People
  9. 9. Using Gale Ebooks
  10. 10. Using Gale Ebooks <ul><li>Find “Gale PowerSearch” on your bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Circle the web address : secondary.oslis.org </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a box around the login and password </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using Gale Ebooks: 1. Search for your person
  12. 12. Using Gale Ebooks
  13. 13. Using Gale Ebooks: 2. Limit to “Books”
  14. 14. Using Gale Ebooks: 3. Limit to “Biography”
  15. 15. Using Gale Ebooks
  16. 16. Using Gale Ebooks
  17. 17. Cite Your Sources: Why & How
  18. 18. WHY Cite Your Sources?
  19. 19. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Talk to the person next to you for about one minute about why you think it’s important to cite your sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Write at least one reason in your notes. </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons did you write down? </li></ul>
  20. 20. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>Helps you avoid plagiarism (copying) </li></ul><ul><li>Always give the author proper credit! </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/3020966268_4f854c0617.jpg
  21. 21. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>2. Shows you used many good sources . You didn’t just make it up! </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2979328686_5e34ec6677.jpg
  22. 22. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>3. Provides a “trail” for your readers, in case they want to follow your path and do extra research </li></ul>Image attribution: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/83594459_70d9688f23.jpg
  23. 23. WHY Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>4. Expected in all academic settings, from high school to graduate school to your professional life </li></ul>Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krcla/2069243613/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  24. 24. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>1. When you quote from a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s exact words , put them in “quotation marks” and then cite your source. </li></ul><ul><li>2. When you paraphrase a source </li></ul><ul><li>If you use the author’s idea, even if you put it in your own words , you must still cite your source. </li></ul>
  25. 25. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>
  26. 26. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: Frogs live on every continent except Antartica. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no. What else am I missing here?
  27. 27. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: Frogs are amphibians. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no.
  28. 28. WHEN Should You Cite Your Sources? <ul><li>My source says: Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica, but tropical regions have the greatest number of species. Frogs are classified as amphibians. </li></ul>My paper says: In the third grade, I had a pet frog called Hoppy. Do I need to cite my source? Thumbs up for yes, down for no.
  29. 29. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Use the OSLIS Citation Maker at: </li></ul><ul><li>cm.oslis.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click the MLA Secondary link </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Source Type from the yellow box. </li></ul>
  30. 30. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Enter information about the book or website </li></ul><ul><li>-- Look for place of publication, publisher, and publication date on the copyright page of the book </li></ul>
  31. 31. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Note the difference between Title of Work and Title of Overall Website. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the author, if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Who published/sponsored the site? </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t answer either of those two questions, are you sure you trust this site? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Works Cited Page
  33. 33. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>What’s wrong with this Works Cited list? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Works Cited Page <ul><li>Start on new page </li></ul><ul><li>Center title -- Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetize citations by the first letter </li></ul><ul><li>Do not indent first line of each citation, but do indent each line after that </li></ul>
  35. 35. HOW to Cite Your Sources <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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