Information literacy: the game show!

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  • 1. INFORMATION LITERACY: The Game Show!
  • 2. Search Techniques • title searches • keyword searches • phrase searching • using 360 link
  • 3. Game Rules! • 4-5 students come on down! • The co-host will describe a library item • You guess the retail price • The winner? Whoever guesses the closest price without going over wins a point and goes on to the next challenge. If everyone goes over, the person with the closest price goes on to the next challenge • The next challenge is locating the resource in U-Search in under 2 minutes
  • 4. Finding an entry in an encyclopedia 1. Find the encyclopedia title 2. Look for the entry
  • 5. Finding an article Use the • title of the source • title of the article “Phrase searching” helps!
  • 6. U-Search… • Has HALF of our databases automatically plugged into it! • You can retrieve SOME information in other databases through 360 Link
  • 7. Using 360 Link • Locate your item in U-Search • Click the icon: • Click "link to full text article“
  • 8. Are you ready to play?
  • 9. Primary Sources letters, journals, memoirs, interviews, and more
  • 10. Actual Retail Price?
  • 11. $29.98 Queen Victoria in Her Letters and Journals
  • 12. Secondary Sources Author analyzes primary sources to make own conclusions
  • 13. Actual Retail Price?
  • 14. $229.74 American Music in the Twentieth Century
  • 15. Encyclopedias Give you some background of an issue
  • 16. Actual Retail Price?
  • 17. $446.73 Encyclopedia of Political Theory
  • 18. Scholarly Journal Articles • Written by experts • Can be very recent research
  • 19. Actual Retail Price?
  • 20. $37.50 “Western Concepts, Chinese Context” From the journal International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning
  • 21. Newspaper Articles • Written by journalists/non-experts • Can be recent information
  • 22. Actual Retail Price?
  • 23. $3.95 “Murder in Mind” From the newspaper Washington Post
  • 24. Magazine Articles • Written by journalists/non-experts • Can be recent information
  • 25. Actual Retail Price?
  • 26. $5.95 “South Padre’s Magic Shrinking Beaches” From the magazine Saturday Evening Post
  • 27. SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN How much would you estimate all these items are worth?
  • 28. Book Reviews Explains the author’s argument and how s/he tried to make it
  • 29. Actual Retail Price?
  • 30. $35.00 “Consumed: How Markets Corrupt” From the journal Journal of Industrial Ecology
  • 31. Documentaries Tell stories about real events and people
  • 32. Actual Retail Price?
  • 33. $19.78 Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • 34. Author’s Method Institutional study
  • 35. Actual Retail Price?
  • 36. $32.00 “Peeling Back the Layers” From the journal Enterprise & Society
  • 37. Author’s Method Biological study
  • 38. Actual Retail Price?
  • 39. $31.50 “Engineering Plant Metabolism into Microbes” From the journal Current Opinion in Biotechnology
  • 40. Author’s Method Community study
  • 41. Actual Retail Price?
  • 42. $30.73 "A Primary School Arts Festival” From the journal Victorian Journal of Music Education
  • 43. Author’s Method Focuses on mapmaking techniques
  • 44. Actual Retail Price?
  • 45. $20.00 ‘‘Giuseppe Vasi's Nuova Pianta di Roma (1781)’’ From the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 46. SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN How much would you estimate all these items are worth?
  • 47. Search Techniques • title searches • keyword searches • phrase searching • using 360 link
  • 48. Questions? Contact us! Porter Henderson Library Research Assistance reference@angelo.edu (325) 486-6534