FKCC Library Resources Comp I (DS)

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FKCC Library Resources Comp I (DS)

  1. 1. English Comp I DiStasio
  2. 2. Services  Computers/wireless access  Pay for print/copy  Online help pages  Ask-a-Librarian – online chat service  Interlibrary Loan – obtain resources from other libraries
  3. 3. Library Catalog  books  e-books  audio books  materials from other Florida community colleges  materials placed on reserve by your professor
  4. 4. Library Databases  FKCC has access to over 95 databases - all free of charge to students with full text and multimedia.  We can help you select appropriate databases to use for research.
  5. 5. Your professor asked you to use scholarly articles. What are scholarly articles? http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/peabody/t utorials/scholarlyfree/
  6. 6. Still need to find resources on the Internet? Be sure to evaluate your sources
  7. 7. Accuracy  Is the information accurate?  Can you verify the information in another source?  Does the page cite well-known sources or authorities?
  8. 8. Authority  Is the author identified?  Is there reason given to assume that the author is an authority in the subject?  Does the author provide contact information?  If the author is identified as a corporation or organization is there information available about the reliability of the group?
  9. 9. Currency  Is the information current?  When was the web site created? When was it last updated?  Are the links working? Point of View/Bias  Is the primary purpose of the site advertising or is it informational?  Does the information contradict something you already know or have learned from another source?  Does the author have an agenda or trying to sway his/her audience?
  10. 10. Google search: Smoking AND Cancer AND Statistics http://www.smokinglungs.com/ versus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking .html
  11. 11. Let’s search the Library Catalog & Databases
  12. 12. If you need help with research paper style and citation guides, you can visit our Research Blog: http://fkcclibraryresearch.blogspot.com/
  13. 13.  FKCC Library web site: http://library.fkcc.edu  This Power Point will be available on the FKCC Library Research Blog: http://fkcclibraryresearch.blogspot.com

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