Freshman Library Intro Sessions

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Freshman Library Intro Sessions

  1. 1. FST 101 LIBRARY SESSIONS Part 1 Christine Pennacchio, MLS CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 1
  2. 2. RESEARCH GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT Choose an American poet Find 2 print sources Find 2 electronic sources CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 2
  3. 3. LESSON OBJECTIVES – DAY ONE Library website Choosing a poet Finding print resources CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 3
  4. 4. Getting started with the library’s website… CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 4
  5. 5. How Do I…? Access online resources from home CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 5
  6. 6. How Do I…Access Online Resources from Home? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 6
  7. 7. How Do I…? Book a study room CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 7
  8. 8. How Do I…Book a Study Room? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 8
  9. 9. What’s a LibGuide? One-stop shop for links to: • • • • • • • CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO Databases Websites Journals Videos Books in our collection Definitions …and more! 9
  10. 10. LibGuides English Literature, etc. CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 10
  11. 11. English Literature LibGuides Poetry CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 11
  12. 12. Poetry LibGuide Resources Getting Started Internet CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 12
  13. 13. Internet Resources on the Poetry LibGuide Poets.org CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 13
  14. 14. Resources for Choosing a Poet Click on Poets & Poetry /Poets CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 14
  15. 15. Resources for Choosing a Poet Search for a Poet by Name or Poem Title Find a poet by poetic school/ movement Find a poet by browsing groundbreaking books CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 15
  16. 16. Resources for Choosing a Poet Browse Poets by Last Name CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 16
  17. 17. Choosing a Poet Take 5 minutes and write a shortlist of a few American poets you’d be interested in researching. (…in case your first choice has too little information about him/her) CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 17
  18. 18. Choosing a Poet Take 5 minutes and write a shortlist of a few American poets you’d be interested in researching. Ok, let’s move on and find some resources for your project… CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 18
  19. 19. TYPES OF RESOURCES Print Electronic  Journals  eBooks  Books (circulating)  Databases/Journals  Reference books  Websites  Can be available in print or reprinted online CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 19
  20. 20. GETTING STARTED WITH PRINT RESOURCES CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 20
  21. 21. BOOK/CATALOG SEARCH - DEMO Keep in mind… • SPELLING! • Filters to narrow your results • Bibliographic record (Summary) • Holdings • Description & table of contents (if available) • Extra tools!! Books & Videos 21
  22. 22. Print Resources – Your Turn to Search Image from Meme Generator: http://memegenerator.net/instance/34967764 CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 22
  23. 23. Help Me!!! CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 23
  24. 24. Questions? Good luck in your search this week! See you next Thursday! Christine Pennacchio cpennacchio@molloy.edu CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 25
  25. 25. FST 101 LIBRARY SESSIONS Part 2 Christine Pennacchio, MLS CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 26
  26. 26. WHAT DID WE LOOK AT LAST TIME?  LibGuides  What might we find in a LibGuide?  Bibliographic record  What pieces of information can we find there?  Peer-Reviewed Journals  What makes them one the most legitimate sources of information? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 27
  27. 27. LESSON OBJECTIVES – DAY TWO Using databases to find electronic resources Evaluating other web resources Avoiding plagiarism CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 28
  28. 28. WHAT’S A DATABASE? Online hub that provides access to many articles in magazines, newspapers, trade publications, electronic reference books, and scholarly journals. General/Multi-Subject Databases Subject Databases • Credo • Gale Literature Resource Center (Lit) • EBSCO Academic Search Premier • MLA International Bibliography (Lit) • Artemis Literary Sources • Web of Science (Science) 29
  29. 29. HOW CAN WE SEARCH MOLLOY’S ONLINE RESOURCES? Different ways to search, depending on what you know and what you want to find out…. A. When you don’t know where to start…  Discovery/Search All CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 30
  30. 30. DISCOVERY/ SEARCH ALL - DEMO Keep in mind… • SPELLING! • Filters to narrow your results (FULL TEXT!) • Record (Summary) • Click “online access” to get to the article • Click (PDF) Full-text • More helpful info & extra tools!! CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 31
  31. 31. HOW CAN WE SEARCH MOLLOY’S ONLINE RESOURCES? Different ways to search, depending on what you know and what you want to find out…. A. When you don’t know where to start…  Search with Discovery/Search All B. When you know what type of information you need or what type of resource you want  Search on particular database CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 32
  32. 32. LITERATURE DATABASES CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 33
  33. 33. LITERATURE DATABASES - CREDO CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 34
  34. 34. LITERATURE DATABASES –ARTEMIS LITERARY SOURCES Keep in mind… • SPELLING! • Filters to narrow your results: Content typebiography Person About • Recommend“Contemporary Authors Online”  “Sidelights” CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 35
  35. 35. HOW CAN WE SEARCH MOLLOY’S ONLINE RESOURCES?  Different ways to search, depending on what you know and what you want to find out…. Pros Cons Discovery/ Search All • Convenient • Too much info at once • Not necessarily relevant Credo or Artemis (Particular Databases) • Relevant wellorganized information • You need to know the database that you want • Sometimes too specific, not enough results CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 36
  36. 36. EVALUATING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES… Image from Rutgers Paul Robeson Library: http://rutgersprl.tumblr.com/post/29565475121/just-get-all-of-the-sources-foryour-research 37
  37. 37. FINDING TRUSTWORTHY WEBSITES  Common website extensions  .com – Commercial  .biz – Small business  .net – Network/Internet service provider  .edu – Education (watch out for tilde ~)  .org – Organization (charity/non-profit)  .gov – Government  Country codes (.de, cn) Fresh venture. (2009, May 19). Domain extensions [Digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.fresheventure.com/images/DomainExtensions.gif CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 38
  38. 38. OH CRAAP! EVALUATING WEBSITES (…AND OTHER SOURCES, TOO) Currency Relevance Authority Accuracy Purpose CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 39
  39. 39. CURRENCY  Do you need current information or historical data?  When was the latest edition published? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 40
  40. 40. RELEVANCE  Does the information speak to your topic?  Who is the intended audience?  Is the scope sufficient? “Scope - extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.” Random House, Inc. (n.d.). Scope [Def. 1]. In Dictionary.com. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scope CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 41
  41. 41. AUTHORITY  Who is the author?  Have they published pieces on similar topics before?  Do they hold a degree in the topic?  Are they a part of any professional organization? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 42
  42. 42. ACCURACY  Is the information supported by another source?  Do the conclusions the author develops seem plausible?  Has the article been cited in any other published works?  Is it from a peer-reviewed source?  Are their spelling and/or grammar mistakes? CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 43
  43. 43. PURPOSE  Why do you think the author wrote this piece?  Is the source biased? “Biased - an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment” Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Bias [Def. 3b]. In Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/bias CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 44
  44. 44. WEBSITE ANALYSIS: WHICH IS THE MORE RELIABLE SOURCE? Open each webpage below and take 2 minutes to determine the answer.  www.martinlutherking.org  www.thekingcenter.org/ History-MLK. (2011). In The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Retrieved from http://www.thekingcenter.org/history/about-drking/ CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 45
  45. 45. FORMATTING & CITING SOURCES Image from Meme Generator: http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/45882228.jpg CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 46
  46. 46. Let’s find the Writing & Citing LibGuide CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 47
  47. 47. Let’s find the Writing & Citing LibGuide CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO Library & Writing Resources 48
  48. 48. Writing & Citing LibGuide Writing Center Samples Citation Managers Turn-it-in Recommended Websites for Citing Help CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 49
  49. 49. Help Me!!! Image from Library Memes Blog: http://librarymemes.blogspot.com/2013/02/library-meme-12.html 52
  50. 50. REVIEW  Explain/define the following:  Online Database  Which are the two databases you’ll use right now?  Credo, Artemis  CRAAP test  Currency  Relevance  Authority  Accuracy  Purpose CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 53
  51. 51. Survey Please go to http://molloy.libguides.com/ and click on “Librarian Class Instruction Survey” in the bottom-left corner. My name is Christine Pennacchio. 54
  52. 52. Electronic Resources – Your Turn to Search REMEMBER - Which are the two databases you’ll use right now? Credo, Artemis Good luck! Christine Pennacchio cpennacchio@molloy.edu Image from Meme Generator: http://memegenerator.net/instance/34967764 CHRISTINE PENNACCHIO 55

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