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2013 FST 101 2013 FST 101 Presentation Transcript

  • Susan Bloom, MLIS FST 101 Library Session
  • • JET library quick virtual tour • Scholarly Searching 101 • Accessing books and articles • LibGuides • Finding trustworthy websites • Help! Lesson Objectives
  • QUICK VIRTUAL TOUR
  • Items professors have reserved for students Borrow items for free from other libraries Research guides FAQ HELP! Discovery (search everything)
  • Scholarly Searching 101
  • Search terms “A word or combination of words entered into the search input field (or search box) to find information on a particular subject or topic. Also known as a query term” Queensland Government. (2011, April 19). Search term. In CUE Standard Definitions. Retrieved from www.qld.gov.au/web/cue/definitions/
  • Which terms to use How much does an (weight or weigh) African elephant and “African weigh? Is Pluto a planet? elephant” Pluto and planet
  • Choosing Keywords Speak like a caveman Think it, don’t search it words: Effect / Affect Impact Change Influence Advance / Improve Help / Aid Cause Pro / Con Benefit
  • Selecting the Right Number of Keywords (Video Link)
  • Limiters Limiters are extra controls you can place on your search parameters to zero in on the specific information you are looking for. Be careful! You can place too many limits on a search and end up with no results.
  • Quotations When quotations are placed around a group of words, the system will only search for instances where those words appear in the same word order. Example: If a student enters King of the Hill into a search bar, the system will look for the words king, of, the and hill anywhere in any article, regardless of whether it is next to the other words. If the student enters “King of the Hill” the database will only retrieve instances of the phrase appearing as a whole. WillDillDaBoss. (2012, September 22). A very overlooked character [Digital image]. Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/A-very-overlooked-character/td-p/38337517
  • Quick Tips Make sure everything is spelled correctly Start out broad and add terms or limiters one at a time Do not use punctuation Do not use abbreviations
  • DISCOVERY
  • Discovery – Also known as “Search All” is a system that allows you to search for everything the library offers (books, articles, images, films, maps, etc.) all in one place. While it looks like Google, it behaves differently! Discovery (Search All)
  • Practical Demonstration
  • LIBGUIDES (AKA RESEARCH GUIDES)
  •  LibGuides are collections of useful information on a particular topic. They are usually created by a librarian and make researching easier. • They may contain: • A list of suggested search terms • A bibliography • Suggested databases to use LibGuides • Journals and websites to peruse • Notable authors • Definitions • Any other pertinent information
  • FINDING TRUSTWORTHY WEBSITES
  • • Common website extensions • .com – Commercial • .biz – Small business • .net – Network • .edu – Education • .org – Organization (charity) • .gov – Government • Country codes • Examples: .eu; .cn • www.google.com Website Extensions Fresh venture. (2009, May 19). Domain extensions [Digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.fresheventure.com/images/DomainExtensions.gif
  • • Currency • Relevance • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose Oh CRAAP! The Opte project. (n.d.). Map of the internet [Map]. In The Opte Project. Retrieved October 6, 2011, from http://opte.org/maps/
  • • Do you need current information or historical data? • When was the piece published? • Have their been any revisions? • When was the latest edition published? Currency
  • • Does the information speak to your topic? • Who is the intended audience? • Is the scope sufficient? “Scope - extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.” Random House, Inc. (n.d.). Scope [Def. 1]. In Dictionary.com. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scope Relevance
  • • Who is the author? • Have they written on this topic previously? • Do they hold a degree in the topic? • Are they a part of any professional organization? • Do they provide contact information? • Who is the publishing company? • Have they published pieces on similar topics before? Authority
  • • Is the information supported by another source? • Do the conclusions the author develops seem plausible? • Has the article been cited in any other published works? • Is it from a peer-reviewed source? • Are their spelling and/or grammar mistakes? Accuracy
  • • Why do you think the author wrote this piece? • What is the goal of the publisher? • Is the source biased? “Biased - an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment” Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Bias [Def. 3b]. In Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/bias Purpose
  • • Instant Message Online • Text (516) 714-4486 • Call (516) 323-3911 • Email molloylibrarian@gmail.com • Visit • Facebook & Twitter • Private appointments Need help?
  • How many search terms should you normally use in a search? How will adding quotations to a search term effect your search? What are limiters? Examples? What is a LibGuide? Review
  • • Please go to http://molloy.libguides.com/ • Scroll to the bottom of the page • Click on the link on the left hand side titled “Librarian Class Instruction Survey” • My name is Susie Bloom Library Instruction Survey