TOK Current issues – Some tools
Content Farm Quality Delivery Terms
Beware the Content Farms <ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of the same ilk </...
Quality current content <ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul...
State Library <ul><li>http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Monitor the Web  </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts  updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) ...
News
Add your own news section You need a Google account to be able to do this.
Related Searches
News timeline
<ul><li>Google Fast Flip  –  </li></ul><ul><li>discover and share news articles  </li></ul><ul><li>follow friends and topi...
Google Reader Use Google's web-based feed reader to keep up with blogs and news
Keeping up to date <ul><li>Personal Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbaloo </li></ul></...
Databases Use of wildcard *
RSS feed <ul><li>Coverage details </li></ul><ul><li>View the contents </li></ul><ul><li>Search within a journal </li></ul>
Always limit to full text
 
Google Scholar Advanced Search Filter by exact phrase, Author, Publication, Date and Subject areas
<ul><li>JSTOR – access initially from library site, then by your own login </li></ul><ul><li>more than a thousand academic...
<ul><li>Detail of a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Note colour below symbols for access </li></ul><ul><li>Older articles availa...
JSTOR – This type of search alerts you to other search terms  you may not have considered
Where do you keep all this information? How do you make it searchable? Learn  even more here  http://www.evernote.com/abou...
Remember  ask the Teacher-librarians for help!
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  1. 1. TOK Current issues – Some tools
  2. 2. Content Farm Quality Delivery Terms
  3. 3. Beware the Content Farms <ul><li>About.com </li></ul><ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of the same ilk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ How to get a flat belly” sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand Media 4,000 new pieces a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndicated to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scrapers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Quality current content <ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monographs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>
  5. 5. State Library <ul><li>http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Monitor the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Google Alerts updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an effective search then </li></ul><ul><li>monitor </li></ul><ul><li>keep current on an issue </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery by email or RSS </li></ul>
  7. 7. News
  8. 8. Add your own news section You need a Google account to be able to do this.
  9. 9. Related Searches
  10. 10. News timeline
  11. 11. <ul><li>Google Fast Flip – </li></ul><ul><li>discover and share news articles </li></ul><ul><li>follow friends and topics </li></ul><ul><li>create custom magazines around searches </li></ul><ul><li>http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Google Reader Use Google's web-based feed reader to keep up with blogs and news
  13. 13. Keeping up to date <ul><li>Personal Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbaloo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, Reader </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Databases Use of wildcard *
  15. 15. RSS feed <ul><li>Coverage details </li></ul><ul><li>View the contents </li></ul><ul><li>Search within a journal </li></ul>
  16. 16. Always limit to full text
  17. 18. Google Scholar Advanced Search Filter by exact phrase, Author, Publication, Date and Subject areas
  18. 19. <ul><li>JSTOR – access initially from library site, then by your own login </li></ul><ul><li>more than a thousand academic journals </li></ul><ul><li>over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, </li></ul><ul><li>one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Detail of a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Note colour below symbols for access </li></ul><ul><li>Older articles available </li></ul><ul><li>Availability depends on publishers’ restrictions, some times 3-5 yrs </li></ul>
  20. 21. JSTOR – This type of search alerts you to other search terms you may not have considered
  21. 22. Where do you keep all this information? How do you make it searchable? Learn even more here http://www.evernote.com/about/support/getting_started.php
  22. 23. Remember ask the Teacher-librarians for help!

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