Goodbye wikipedia!

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How to steer your students to appropriate and credible sources. Created for the Fall 2011 Globe Education Network Online in service.

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Goodbye wikipedia!

  1. 1. GOODBYE WIKIPEDIA!Solutions to Common Research Paper ProblemsErica Nutzman, Network Library DirectorElaine Settergren, Online Librarian
  2. 2. #1 sourceis you!
  3. 3. Things that go wrong with research• The assignment• The topic list• The resources• The time frame• The expectations• Information management skills: i.e. note taking, citation• From Jennifer Campbell‟s APSCU presentation
  4. 4. TIPS FOR RESEARCHASSIGNMENT CREATION ANDDELIVERY
  5. 5. Learn the library‟s resources
  6. 6. Incorporate your career field knowledge
  7. 7. Talk to your librarian and test your assignment
  8. 8. Split up the project & teach time management
  9. 9. Support library instruction
  10. 10. Set clear expectations & standards
  11. 11. STANDARDS FORSOURCESTeach selection of sourcesTeach citing and avoiding plagiarism
  12. 12. Teach students to chooseappropriate and credible sources
  13. 13. Appropriate• Scholarly• Trade• Popular
  14. 14. Scholarly
  15. 15. Trade
  16. 16. Popular
  17. 17. Paralegal Assignment: Research hownew technologies are affecting theday-to-day tasks of paralegals
  18. 18. IT Assignment: Research theefficiency of cloud computing for endusers
  19. 19. Business Assignment: Researchtrends in green business practices
  20. 20. IT Assignment: Research cell phonesfor your age demographic
  21. 21. Business Assignment: Researchwhat drives word of mouthadvertising
  22. 22. Credible: CRAP• Currency• Reliability• Authority• Purpose
  23. 23. Teach students to cite those sourcesproperly and avoid plagiarism
  24. 24. Use Guides and Manuals
  25. 25. Talk to program deans and writing expertson your campus
  26. 26. Teach a 5-10 min refresher
  27. 27. References and Cool StuffCampbell, J. (2011). "From the ground up: Building a modern library solution" [Webinar presentation]. APSCU.Kolowich, S. (2011 August 22). What students don‟t know. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of _student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reve als_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skillsReimold, D. (2011 September 15). Students „grossly underutilize‟ campus library resources. USA Today. Retrieved from http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/campuslife /students-grossly-underutilize-campus-library-resourcesSchick, K. (2011, October 30). Citation obsession? Get over it! Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Citation-Obsession-Get- Over/129575/THUSSA (2011 May 23). Infographic: The state of Wikipedia. SOSHABLE. Retrieved from http://soshable.com/infographic- the-state-of-wikipedia/
  28. 28. Photo Credits• MS Word Clip Art• MorgueFile http://www.morguefile.com/• Stock.Xchng http://www.sxc.hu/• “2009 Challenge 109/365 – Clock” by Loren Zemlicka http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenzemlicka/3459346334/

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