Info lit session for Year 1 Education Studies

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Session for year 1 Education Studies students on the different types of information available and how to evaluate them for your specific needs.

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Info lit session for Year 1 Education Studies

  1. 1. Searching for and evaluating information Clare McCluskey – Academic Liaison Librarian
  2. 2. Learning outcomes • To demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of information sources available in HE • To demonstrate a knowledge of the main attributes of these information sources • To demonstrate a knowledge of how to construct an efficient and effective resource search
  3. 3. Task • Think about your questions/fears about researching for assignments • Write them down on the post-its
  4. 4. Group discussion • If you were asked to look up information about a topic… • Where would you go? • What would you use?
  5. 5. Group task • Read through the information source your group has been given • Discuss the pros and cons of this source for academic research • Report back
  6. 6. Ideas for assessing suitability • • • • • • • Subjectivity Age Reliability Suitability for information need Audience Language Citations
  7. 7. Mind mapping • Think of terms related to bullying • • • • • • Torment Attack Intimidate Threaten Prejudge Harass
  8. 8. Go out and search!

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