Leonhard @ LAS information literacy lessons

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Lists possible information literacy lessons I can design for your class. They can be adapted to fit your specific needs.

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Leonhard @ LAS information literacy lessons

  1. 1. Rebecca Leonhard’s Information Literacy Lessons @ LASBasic library orientation, explanation of services, and introduction towebsiteTRAILS Assessment o What information literacy skills and knowledge does your class possess? What have they learned?What is a library? What is a librarian? What does a librarian do?How do you find stuff in a library? o Types of call numbers – 3 typesDewey Classification & Call Numbers o Review of what a Dewey call number is from previous lesson o Breakdown and chart of Dewey classification system o How to read a Dewey call number o Online tutorial o Online quizzes o WorksheetsLibrary of Congress o Review of what an LC call number is from previous lesson o Breakdown and chart of LC classification system o How to read an LC call number o Online quizzesSuDocs (not really necessary to know in most cases) o Review of what a SuDocs call number is from previous lesson o Breakdown and chart of SuDocs classification system o How to read a SuDocs call number o Online tutorial o Online quizzes o WorksheetsWebsite Evaluation o What is a good source? What is a bad source? o Wikipedia o Ways to tell if a website is good enough to cite and use as a source for a paper or giving accurate information.LAS Libraries online catalogDatabases o Jstor database o EBSCO Science Reference Center o American Newspapers o Time & Scientific American o Credo Reference Database o Global Issues in Context Database & scavenger huntHow to choose a keyword for keyword searchesOnline Search Techniques – Boolean SearchingOnline Search Techniques – Wildcards & TruncationAdditional Online Search Techniques o Different types of searches o Different ways of searching
  2. 2. o Invisible web aka “deep web”What types of materials are in the LAS libraries& when do you use them? o Reference materials  Encyclopedias (online), dictionaries (online), thesaurus (online)  Oxford English Dictionary  Dictionary.com, apps  Desk references  Statistic manuals o Magazines & journals & scholarly journals (Difference between them)  Scholarly vs. non-scholarly journals, peer-reviewed, etc. o Newspapers (microfilm)How to evaluate the information sources you find (books, periodicals,media resources, etc.; not websites, already covered)GoogleGoogle ScholarCopyrightCreative CommonsCitation of sources o Plagiarism o Cheating o Quoting your sources o Paraphrasing o In text citationsBibliographies, How to MakeCitations styles, MLA, Turabian, Chicago Manual of Style, APA & when touse which oneEasybib, citationmachine.net, and other free citation creating websitesBibliography apps on iPhone, EasyBib app

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