Information Strategies in Speech Phenessa A. Jones, MSLS Campus Director, Learning Resources
OBJECTIVES Today, you will: Define Information Literacy Identify steps in Effective Research Determine questions to think about before evaluating Review CARS Evaluating Sources Checklist Primary Vs. Secondary Sources Edison Online Catalog Examine arrangement of MLA Works Cited Page Open Discussion
WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY? The ability to find, retrieve, analyze, use, and communicate information. ~Association of College & Research Libraries, 2000
STEPS IN EFFECTIVE RESEARCH Step 5: Communicate the information (Evaluation) (Synthesis) Step 4: Organize the information (Synthesis) Step 3: Evaluate the information (Use of Information) Step 2: Find the information (Location & Access) (Information-Seeking Strategies) Step 1: Define the need (Task Definition)
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT… How will you know if the information is:
Que QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT… What are the best sources of information to investigate and explore for your answers? Almanacs Magazines Webcast
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT… What online databases(s) will you use to investigate and gather your information? Academic Search Complete AmericaSNewspapers
INFORMATION QUALITY CARS Checklist: Credibility Accuracy Reliability Support
PRIMARY VS. SECONDARY Primary sources are records of events like diaries, poems, court records, interviews, letters or sets of data, such as census statistics. In most cases you will use secondary sources such as books and articles.
PARTS OF AN ONLINE DATABASE CITATION Berger, James D. and Helmut J. Schmidt. “Regulation of Macronuclear DNA Content in Paramecium Tetraurelia.” The Journal of Cell Biology 76.1 (1978): 116-126. JSTOR. Web. 20 Nov. 2008.
BOOK SOURCE CITATION Carré, John le. The Tailor of Panama. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Print.
Author (last name first). First name and middle name initials.
Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitles (italics).
Location (nearest your state): Publisher, Published Year. Medium of Publication.
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