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Information Literacy Session 4



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  • 1. Information Literacy Session Four
    • ” Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.”
    • Samuel Johnson
  • 2. Find the Information
  • 3. Finding the Information
    • Internet
    • Search engines
      • Search for key words
        • Google
        • Yahoo
        • Dogpile.com
    • Web directories
      • The web organized by topic into categories
        • Librarians’ Internet Index: lii.org
        • Google
        • Yahoo
  • 4. Finding the Information
    • Wikipedia
      • How it works
        • Anybody can contribute to it at anytime
        • The information is NOT verified
      • Good place to START
        • Like an encyclopedia
      • Need to evaluate
        • Next week!!
  • 5. Find the Information
    • Public library
      • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
      • Electronic resources
    • SBBCollege
      • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
      • Virtual library
      • LIRN
  • 6. Homework for this Session
    • Find a website that helps you answer any one or all of your questions
      • Use the keywords from your outline to search with
      • Practice using the tools and shortcuts learned in this class
      • Choose the best website you find
      • Add the address to your project
      • Do NOT use Wikipedia
    • Due by next session!
  • 7. What is true about OPACs?
    • It lists all of the books in alphabetical order, so you can browse for what you are looking for
    • It includes all the information in all the material it has catalogued
    • You can find what is available on other SBBCollege campuses through our OPAC and request to borrow it
    • The SBBCollege OPAC only shows what is at our campus
  • 8. What is true about Google?
    • The most reliable websites will be at the top of the results
    • You can use words and symbols to refine your search to for more precise results
    • Google can search through every single web page on the internet
    • If Google doesn’t find it, it doesn’t exist
  • 9. Which statement is NOT true about Wikipedia?
    • It should never be used as a source for academic papers
    • It can be a good starting place, as it often provides a list of reliable references
    • Anybody can contribute to it
    • All the information added to Wikipedia is verified before it is published