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  • Student Research in the Age of Google SUNY GEN ED: Critical Thinking and Information Management
  • What does “information management” or “critical thinking” really mean in the classroom?
  • SUNY Gen Ed Requirements
    • Divided into subject areas
    • Plus separate statements on “critical thinking” and “information management” that “should be infused throughout the General Education program”
    • Gen Ed at Binghamton: http://gened.binghamton.edu/
  • Critical Thinking/Reasoning
    • Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own and others work
    • Develop well reasoned arguments
  • Information Management
    • Perform the basic operation of personal computer use
    • Understand and use basic research techniques
    • Locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • In the Classroom
    • Your perspective
    • Our perspective
  • Library Standards
    • ACRL Information Literacy Standards
    • An information literate person can:
    • Determine the extent and amount of information needed
    • Access needed information effectively and efficiently
    • Evaluates information and its sources critically and can synthesize selected information into their personal knowledge base
    • Use information effectively
    • Understands complexity of issues surrounding the access and use of information, and can make both ethical and legal judgments
    http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
  • Facilitating Information Management Skills
  • Common Student Assumptions
    • We have multiple copies of all monographs.
    • Everything is online.
    • If it is in a database, the libraries own it.
      • Get it @ BU
      • Library Tutorials http://library.binghamton.edu/media/index.html
  • Common Student Assumptions
    • Online article coverage is uniform.
    • Everything is in one database or in the same place on the shelves.
    • Research can be done in an hour.
  • Common Student Assumptions
    • There will be library help available at all times.
      • Ask a Librarian http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/webdocs/askalibrarian.html
    • The first screen of results is all there is.
    • Everything can be checked-out.
  • Common Student Confusions
    • Scholarly/Peer Reviewed
      • Solution: What is a Scholarly Journal http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/instruct/scholjour.html
      • Solution: Databases allow a search limit
    • Google/Google Scholar/Databases
      • Solution: Grokker
      • Start research from library homepage
      • About Google Scholar web page http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/webdocs/googlescholar.html
  • Common Student Confusions
    • Evaluating websites
      • Solution: Web Page Checklist http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/search/webcheck.html
    • Expanding/Narrowing topics and sources
      • Solution: Encore and Grokker
      • Solution: Databases provide related subjects
      • Solution: Databases & Library catalogs have clickable subject headings/descriptors
  • Common Student Confusions
    • Citing sources: paraphrasing, quoting-- when and how to cite
      • Solution: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/instruct/plagiarism.html
      • Solution: Citation Help http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/search/citing.html
      • Solution: RefWorks https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/login.asp?WNCLang=false
      • RefWorks Help http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/instruct/refworkshelp.html
  • Student Perspective
    • Library Research Survey: Dec. 2007 (55 responses) and Dec. 2008 (115 responses)
    • Of the students who would’ve changed how they conducted their research if they could do it again:
      • Started earlier
      • Changed their research strategy
  • Instructors’ Assumptions
    • Students possess the necessary research skills
    • Students know they should access multiple databases
    • The Libraries will have enough resources for all topics and/or all class sizes
  • Information Management Skills in Assignments
    • Be aware of students’ research skill levels
    • Suggest multiple resources for research
    • Explain terminology –”primary” in social sciences vs. “primary” in sciences
      • Library Tutorials http://library.binghamton.edu/media/index.html
  • Information Management Skills in Assignments
    • Define acceptable and unacceptable internet use
    • Your perspectives
  • Library Resources & Services
    • Library Blogs
      • Library News Channels http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/mt/index.html
    • Instruction Sessions
      • About Library Instruction http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/instruct/instruct_desc.html
    • Library Tutorials & Research Guides
      • Tutorials: http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/media/index.html
      • Research Guides: http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/guides/resguides.html
  • Discussion Questions