Why Use The Library


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  • Wikipedia Anyone can edit it Inaccurate and erroneous information Vandalism (in Wikipedia you are not supposed to write about yourself- controversies about living biographies editing your own biography to present yourself in a better light. Most fans of Wikipedia will agree that when it comes to scholary research. Wikipedia should not be used as a primary resource. It’s a place to start, just like any print encyclopedia is. Once you have a basic understanding of the topic, you can then move on to a more specific and reliable resources.)
  • Why Use The Library

    1. 1. Where do you go to get information for a research paper? 
    2. 2. Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. What did you do in High School? 
    3. 3. Internet Myths <ul><ul><li>Everything worth finding is already on the Web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google searches the whole Web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best information is found in the first 10 results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching is easy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything is free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything is truthful, authoritative, accurate. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. http://www.juanico.co.il/Main%20frame%20-%20English/Issues/invisible%20web.gif Search engines only crawl 16-20% of the Internet.
    5. 5. “ Why should you use the library?” The Invisible Web
    6. 6. What is the Invisible Web? There's information out there that is actually not indexed in the big search engines. Such Web pages are part of what's called the Dark , Deep , Hidden or Invisible Web .     http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/invisible-web
    7. 8. http://www.kn.att.com/wired/21stcent/wversus.html
    8. 9. “ Why should you use the library?” <ul><ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, E-books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers (current & historical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media (documentaries, motion pictures, anime) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 200 Specialized Databases (images, statistics, articles, primary documents, music, film scripts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We subscribe to fee-based databases, we pay so you don’t have to! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Collections </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. How is the library different than Google? <ul><ul><li>Content is reviewed and recommended by librarians. Quality/reliable- the information is more reliable than information found on the Internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information is stable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization -Materials arranged by standardized classification system Uses universal cataloging systems that classify and organize all resources.The library is organized by LC (Library of Congress) call numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance -Help from  library staff can improve quality of research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has knowledgeable reference librarians to help you locate resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of historical items -Libraries keep & preserve materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are more likely to find academic or scholarly sources. These sources will most likely be peer-reviewed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary, thesaurus, subject headings </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Google doesn’t have a OneCard… … but you do!
    11. 12. Use your OneCard to access library resources from off-campus.
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