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Introduction to library resources given to high school freshmen over two class periods on November 15 and 17, 2011.

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  • Take the information that you have learned and synthesize it. Use it.If looking at whether to become vegetarian, read magazine articles on the health benefits, cookbooks with vegetarian recipes, and opinions from different people who tried it. Use what you’ve learned to make your decision.If writing a paper, use the pieces of information from your sources to support your work.Fighting obesity in the U.S.Statistics from Gov websiteBook on why obesity is a problemNewspaper article on problems caused by obesityMagazine article on ways to combat obesity
  • -Turning in someone else’s paper and claiming it as your own.-Using someone else’s exact words in your paper without using quotation marks or saying where you got them.-Disguising someone else’s work by changing some words and rearranging others, but keeping the basic structure of the original.-Copying and pasting text from the Internet.-Using anything that is someone else’s work in any way without giving them proper credit.
  • Early College ACA presentation

    1. 1. Welcome to the Library Jennie Davis South Campus Librarian
    2. 2. Topics Coveredo Different Kinds of Resources • Books • Articles • Internet Informationo How to discover and locate those resources using • Library Catalog • Online Databases • Search Engineso How to use the information you findo How to avoid plagiarism
    3. 3. Many Sources of Information 3 Main Types o Books o Articles o Internet Information
    4. 4. Reference Bookso Can’t check out from the library.o Includes general encyclopedias, subject encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, almanacs, etc.o Include chunks of information on lots of different subjects.o Good for learning about a new topic.
    5. 5. Circulating Bookso Books that you can check out from the library.o Novels, plays, short stories, non-fiction.o Lots of information about a particular subject.o Can be broad or narrow.
    6. 6. Using Books for Research Advantages Disadvantageso Lots of information on one o Usually published more than subject. a year after they are written.o Excellent for analysis or in- o Not useful for very recent depth examination of a information (within the last subject. few days or months).o Great for historical o Limited use for information information or to see how that changes rapidly. something was viewed in the recent or distant past.
    7. 7. Articleso Come from newspapers, magazines, journals, and other periodicals. Periodicals are materials that are published at regular intervals (daily, weekly, yearly, etc.) or otherwise periodically.
    8. 8. Newspaperso Published daily or weekly, focusing on current news.o Cover international and national news, but often best source for regional and local news.o Most articles are short and give only the most essential facts.o But feature articles can be very in-depth.o Editorial sections are good sources of opinions.
    9. 9. Magazineso Usually published weekly or monthly, some bi- weekly or bi-monthly.o Popular, newsworthy, informational, or entertaining subjects.o Usually short and to the point, with some longer feature articles.o Usually picture-heavy.o Written for the general public.
    10. 10. Journalso Published anywhere from weekly to yearly.o Focus on a particular subject area.o Written by experts on a subject to be read by other people in the field.o Use very technical language.o Very text-heavy, sometimes with charts, statistics or diagrams, but few pictures.o Cover narrow subjects in-depth.
    11. 11. What is a peer-reviewed or scholarly journal?A journal is considered scholarly or “peer-reviewed” when articles that are submitted forpublication in a journal are reviewed by otherscholars in the same subject area (peers of thearticle’s writers).
    12. 12. Using Articles for Research Advantages Disadvantageso Much more up-to date than books. o Can’t cover as mucho Much more targeted information as books (but information than what is more than newspapers). found in a book. o Still is a lag time betweeno Great for finding opinion writing and publication. and commentary on current events and hot-button o Not as much information in issues. one place.o Journals best for specific, current information on very narrow topics.
    13. 13. Internet Informationo Can be published instantaneously, yet some pages are years old.o Subjects can cover everything you can think of (and some that you can’t).o Generally picture-heavy and not much text.o Often not very in-depth, though it depends on the page.o No one has to verify or edit information before it is published to the Internet.
    14. 14. Using the Internet for Research Advantages Disadvantageso Most up-to-date. o Anyone can put anything on Publication can be the Internet. immediate. o Difficult to judge whethero Ease of access. information given is correct or useable.o Great way to find voices or topics not often included in o Difficult to verify identity of traditional publications. webpage author. o Sheer amount of Interneto Government information is information makes it hard to reliable and plentiful. find what you are looking for.
    15. 15. Book, Article, or Webpage?
    16. 16. History and culture ofseveral Native American tribes Book
    17. 17. Sports scores and stats from today’s football game Webpage
    18. 18. Collection of short stories and poems by Americanauthors from the 18 th and 19th centuries Book
    19. 19. Expert analysis of last week’s mid-term elections Article
    20. 20. Study by several medicaldoctors about whether a newtreatment for osteoporosis is effective Article
    21. 21. Basic information about the Renaissance and how it began Book
    22. 22. What you need to do toobtain your driver’s license in the state of North Carolina Webpage
    23. 23. How to find booksUse the Library’s online catalog. http://lrc.vgcc.edu/home
    24. 24. Boolean Searchingo OR- Use between keywords to get MORE resultso AND- Use between keywords to get FEWER resultso Parentheses- Use with AND and OR to group search terms to get targeted results.
    25. 25. Catalog SearchingTake several minutes to search the catalogand find a book you are interested in.Make sure the book is at South Campus and ischecked in.On the provided worksheet, write down thetitle, author and call number in the designatedboxes.
    26. 26. How to read aLibrary of Congress Call Number RC 564 .M298 2001 RC 564 .M298 2001
    27. 27. How to read aLibrary of Congress Call Number Alphabetical Order Numerical Order RC 564 Alphabetical THEN .M298 Decimal Order 2001 Numerical Order
    28. 28. VariationsOH HF REF442.2 5548.4 PN.C56 .M525 60811998 S3823 .W366 2007 2000
    29. 29. Where do I go? OH 442.2 .C56 1998 OC OH OH OH OH 6025 62.3 441 442.12 4263A .J98 B .G3 C .L2390 D .C50 E .S21 F 1999 2000 1975 2010 1982
    30. 30. Where do I go? RC 564 .M298 2001 R RC RC RC TC 1952 275.2 56 564 2484A .C4 B .N54 C .M38 D .M64 E .S21 F 1994 2005 1975 2010 2005
    31. 31. Homeworko Bring worksheet to the college library.o Search the shelves for the call number of your book.o Bring worksheet and book to desk .o Librarian is available to help.
    32. 32. Finding Articleso Can find some articles by browsing through physical copies in library or elsewhere.o More efficient way is to use an online database.
    33. 33. What is a database?o Collection of information from many different sources.o Can include articles from thousands of newspapers, magazines and journals.o Often have full text and can go back into the 1990’s and earlier.
    34. 34. A database is not…o Freely available on the Internet.o Unedited or unregulated.o Always full text.o Just for research papers.
    35. 35. Searching Online Databases http://lrc.vgcc.edu/home
    36. 36. Using the Internet for ResearchThe internet is a great place to get information, but can be problematic. o Finding the RIGHT information in the sea of Internet clutter can be a major challenge. o Being a BETTER SEARCHER can help you find information more efficiently. o Making sure you have RELIABLE information is critical.
    37. 37. Evaluating Internet Information What to look foro Authority o WHO wrote it? o Are they qualified? o Can you verify their identity? o Is there a sponsor?o Accuracy o Is it correct? o Is the information reliable? o Are there factual errors? Typos?o Objectivity o Is it fact or opinion? o Is there a noticeable bias? o Is the page designed to sway opinion or trying to sell you something?
    38. 38. Evaluating Internet Information What to look foro Currency o When was the page created? o When was it last updated? o Are links up-to-date? o Has information changed since the page was written?o Coverage o What topics are covered? o Is the information valuable? o Is there information that you can’t get from another source? o How in-depth is the information?
    39. 39. Evaluating Internet Informationo Verify information by confirming what you find with another source, find the same info in an article or book.o If the owner of a web site is well-known and trusted (CNN, American Diabetes Association, US State Department) the page can probably be trusted .o Check the identity of website authors you don’t know by doing a news search. The key to using Internet Information (or ANY information) is to examine it carefully and use critical thinking to evaluate it. Example
    40. 40. Bring it allWhat’s next? together!
    41. 41. What is Plagiarism?Taking someone else’s workand claiming it as your own ORUsing someone else’s wordsor ideas without giving them proper credit.
    42. 42. How do you avoid plagiarism?o If you use exact text from another person’s work, put quotation marks around it.o Summarize longer selections by putting the main ideas or points in your own words.o Paraphrase another person’s idea or statement by putting it completely in your own words.o And ALWAYS cite your sources.
    43. 43. What is a citation?Details about a source of information that you got from somewhere else and are using in your own work.Certain Information is typically required, including o Author name(s) o Title of the information source o Title of the longer work the information source is in (if applicable) o Publication information (publisher, place, year) o Editor name (if applicable) o Location of exact source (page numbers, web URL, vol. number, etc.)
    44. 44. What is a Bibliography or Works Cited?o A list of all sources you use for a paper or other kind of project.o Must be presented in such a way that someone else can use the Works Cited and find the same resources that you used.o Usually found at the back of a paper.o Writers use internal citations and footnotes in the body of a paper to note which sources are used where and refer readers to the full information in the Works Cited.
    45. 45. Recapo Different kinds of sourceso How you discover and find those sourceso How you use the sourceso What plagiarism is and how to avoid it http://jeopardylabs.com/play/library-jeopardy144