Chapter 5 reading and information literacy learning...
ANDRES GARCIA1. What are some of the ways to become a Critical Internet searcher? The first step to take its to search engines. Either staring with one of my favorite one where I can find any information that I need, and that’s www.google.com or www.wikipedia.com. A good hint it could learning about academic directories such as www.lii.org which it’s the Librarian’s Index to the Internet. Also asking librarians about unique search engines the college subscribes to such as LexusNexus and Info Trac. Opening new websites or internet windows and experimenting with conducting the same search on several search engines and comparing every result that appears on each one. May be using a search tactic, like phrasing my searching in a natural language or any keywords. Varying words order in my search term it could very helpful. Skimming sites to evaluate their relevance and credibility. Trying to define the perspective from which the site was created. Another very useful hint it could be saving the best sites or like my favorite ones; copying and pasting the URL into an online notes program.2. Complete the questions on Slide #32. How can you become a literacy volunteer in your community? By remembering that there’s a whole world outside of myself. Giving back helps I de- focus from myself and my own challenges while showing me the struggles and needs of others.
3. Explain the ways that you would use to conduct an information search. First starting with general reference works like including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries and biographical references that could give a really good feedback. Secondly, moving to specialized reference works giving examples that include encyclopedias and dictionaries that focus on a narrow field. Most of the times its going to have a lot of data. Third, using the electronic catalog to locate materials by searching the library catalog by author, title, or subject to learn where to locate specific books, periodicals, and journals. Most library catalogs are virtual and can be accessed by computers throughout the library. Asking a librarian for assistance, if in a certain case it’s necessary. And for the Last, browsing through relevant books and articles. Using my results from the catalog search, diving in deeper by finding and accessing very helpful information in books and articles related to my topic.