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Info Lit Tutorial

  1. 1. Welcome This is the start of the Tutorial for Info Power.
  2. 2. investigating <ul><li>Why is investigating so important in your research? Researching takes a lot of your time and your effort. </li></ul><ul><li>The wrong approach can waste your time and effort and result in a paper you know your professors won't want--and a grade you don't want. </li></ul>How you ask + Where you look = What you find!
  3. 3. searching <ul><li>When you know what you want and what you need, then you're ready to search for information. Remember, the &quot;quest&quot; of all your research efforts should be to answer your research question. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Searching <ul><li> Where should you look? </li></ul><ul><li> There are a variety of information sources: </li></ul><ul><li> Encyclopedias , dictionaries , almanacs , atlases , and handbooks are great starting points for overviews of topics or quick facts. </li></ul><ul><li> Books cover a topic thoroughly, though they may not be as current as other sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and magazines are reader- </li></ul><ul><li>friendly and good for current events. </li></ul><ul><li>Journals are more academic in nature. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Searching <ul><li>The Library on the Web Libraries use the Web as a portal to their resources. These resources include catalogs, databases, directories, encyclopedias and links to useful non-library Web sites. What you find on library Web pages has been: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Searching <ul><li>What is a database? Librarians are always talking about &quot;databases.&quot; What are databases, anyway? A database is a collection of data organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. Examples of databases are Amazon.com, Academic Search Premier, and the library catalog. They all have underlying databases, even though they look different. </li></ul><ul><li>The GGC library has access to over 100 different databases. These databases are available off-campus through GALILEO. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Searching <ul><li>What is GALILEO? </li></ul><ul><li>GALILEO is a collection of databases that the GGC Library subscribes to. Watch this two minute video to learn more! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Searching <ul><li>A couple of things to keep in mind: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GALILEO is not a single database, it is a collection of more than 150 different databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. locating
  10. 10. evaluating
  11. 11. utilizing
  12. 12. Quiz

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