Slides from the second class, September 5, 2013

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Slides from the second class, September 5, 2013

  1. 1. September 5, 2013
  2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda  Writing Center/MySkillsLab (guest)  Information Literacy  Validity in the academic world  Validity in the outside world  Library Orientation  Plagiarism  TurnItIn originality reports, similarity indexes  How to do this week’s homework
  3. 3. Information Literacy  How do you decide what information is credible?  Credibility = believability  Skills involved in judging credibility:  Knowing how structures, procedures, and institutions control information  Staying aware of clues within sources that help you judge their credibility  Cross-referencing information among multiple sources
  4. 4. Information Literacy  Real world examples of decision-making challenges related to credibility  http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/  http://martinlutherking.org/  http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?ti d=576074  http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/martin.asp
  5. 5. Information Literacy  The academic world uses credentials, institutional affiliation, prestige, and the peer review system as guides to credibility.  Peer review example:  http://www.editorialmanager.com/ncteej/
  6. 6. Library Link  ucl.broward.edu  It’s also on the blog

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