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Information Literacy Session 4






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    Information Literacy Session 4 Information Literacy Session 4 Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • Find the Information
    • 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
    • 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!!
    • Find the Information
      • Public library
        • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
        • Electronic resources
      • SBBCollege
        • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
        • Virtual library
        • LIRN
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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