International Business2012|2013                   10/11/2012
1. Identifying InformationTopic orientation – What do you need?•   What is the assignment asking you to do.•   Identify di...
2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: How should you search?•   Which search terms?•   Which search techniques?    - Ph...
2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Phrase searchingTo search for a whole phrase, put the words in betweenquotation m...
2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Boolean searching                                       10/11/2012
2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Wildcard (or Truncation)Use the wildcard character „*‟ to broaden your search.Bud...
2. Finding InformationChoosing sources: Where should you search?•   Searching the internet        Google and other search ...
2. Finding InformationChoosing sources: Where should you search?•   Searching the Zuyd Library catalogue•   Searching exte...
3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation criteriaIt is absolutely essential to evaluate the quality of anyinformation you want ...
3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation criteria : ExampleOfficial World Trade Organization      Spoof World Trade Organizatio...
3. Evaluating InformationUsing social networksSocial networks such as Facebook and Twitter are nowincreasingly used by aca...
3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation websites: Useful links                                    10/11/2012
4. Referencing InformationHow to referenceYou need to name all your sources in two ways:1. Within the body of your text (k...
4. Referencing InformationStyles of referencingThere are many styles of referencing.Well known styles are:-   APA (America...
4. Referencing InformationManaging references: EndNoteThere are tools for managing references.EndNote is a helpful softwar...
4. Referencing InformationManaging references: EndNoteIf EndNote and MS Word are both installed on a computer (as is the c...
More about Info Skillson the Zuyd Library Websiteclick: Information Literacy                              Zuyd Library   1...
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  1. 1. International Business2012|2013 10/11/2012
  2. 2. 1. Identifying InformationTopic orientation – What do you need?• What is the assignment asking you to do.• Identify different types of information sources. • Books • (Scholarly) Journals • Newspapers and other press • The Web • Research Databases • Other types of information 10/11/2012
  3. 3. 2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: How should you search?• Which search terms?• Which search techniques? - Phrase searching - Boolean searching - Truncation 10/11/2012
  4. 4. 2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Phrase searchingTo search for a whole phrase, put the words in betweenquotation marks.For example: “global warming” 10/11/2012
  5. 5. 2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Boolean searching 10/11/2012
  6. 6. 2. Finding InformationSearch strategies: Wildcard (or Truncation)Use the wildcard character „*‟ to broaden your search.Buddhis* =Buddhist,BuddhistsBuddhism 10/11/2012
  7. 7. 2. Finding InformationChoosing sources: Where should you search?• Searching the internet Google and other search engines (Making the most of Google) Academic search engines (Google Scholar ~ Scirus) Subject gateways (Infomine ~ IPL) Encyclopedias (Wikipedia)• Searching the Zuyd Library website 10/11/2012
  8. 8. 2. Finding InformationChoosing sources: Where should you search?• Searching the Zuyd Library catalogue• Searching external catalogues PiCarta (only accessible at the Zuyd University Network) WorldCat• Searching the Zuyd library E-source database Research Databases 10/11/2012
  9. 9. 3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation criteriaIt is absolutely essential to evaluate the quality of anyinformation you want to use in your assignment.Use the WWW technique:Who – What – When 10/11/2012
  10. 10. 3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation criteria : ExampleOfficial World Trade Organization Spoof World Trade Organization sitesite [http://www.wto.org/ ] [ http://www.gatt.org/ ]Here you see two websites, both let you think it is the website of WTO.One is a parody and one is the official website. 10/11/2012
  11. 11. 3. Evaluating InformationUsing social networksSocial networks such as Facebook and Twitter are nowincreasingly used by academics and professionals as platformsfor sharing ideas and information.Remember, you still need to use the criteria described in thissection to evaluate information you find through social spaces. 10/11/2012
  12. 12. 3. Evaluating InformationEvaluation websites: Useful links 10/11/2012
  13. 13. 4. Referencing InformationHow to referenceYou need to name all your sources in two ways:1. Within the body of your text (known as citing)2. In an alphabetical list at the end of your work (reference list).A bibliography includes all your in-text citations plusany other sources of information you have used in preparingyour assignment. 10/11/2012
  14. 14. 4. Referencing InformationStyles of referencingThere are many styles of referencing.Well known styles are:- APA (American Psychological Association) style- MLA (Modern Language Association) style- Harvard style- Vancouver style 10/11/2012
  15. 15. 4. Referencing InformationManaging references: EndNoteThere are tools for managing references.EndNote is a helpful software program you can find on theZuyd University Network.EndNote helps students store and organize references in a database.It is even possible to attach full text articles to the references in EndNote. 10/11/2012
  16. 16. 4. Referencing InformationManaging references: EndNoteIf EndNote and MS Word are both installed on a computer (as is the case at Zuyd University)the EndNote add-ons get installed automatically in Word. Then you can insert citations inyour text very easily. You can cite while you write.And at the same time EndNote automatically creates a reference list and bibliography inWord with a few mouse clicks. This saves a lot of time. 10/11/2012
  17. 17. More about Info Skillson the Zuyd Library Websiteclick: Information Literacy Zuyd Library 10/11/2012

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