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Searching For Reliable Sources

  1. 1. SEARCHING FOR RELIABLE SOURCES ENGLISH II RESEARCH FEBRUARY 2014 MRS. PLESE - ILC DIRECTOR
  2. 2. DIGITAL SEARCHING MODEL https://coolhub.imsa.edu/web/teaching-information-fluency/
  3. 3. WHAT INFORMATION AM I LOOKING FOR? • How many key concepts (important ideas) are found in the question? • How many key concepts will I search for? • What keywords are probably effective "as is?" • For which concepts are more effective keywords probably needed? source: http://21cif.com/resources/curriculum/querychecklist.html
  4. 4. WHAT INFORMATION AM I LOOKING FOR? • Are there hyponyms or professional language for any of the intermediate words? • Are there words that have multiple meanings? • Did I use any stop words or clutter words? • Did I spell the words correctly? • Did I put the most important words first? source: http://21cif.com/resources/curriculum/querychecklist.html
  5. 5. YOUR RESEARCH What topic are you researching? Can you eliminate any unnecessary words? Are there better words to use for any of your terms?
  6. 6. WHERE WILL I FIND THE INFORMATION? Brainstorm a list of sources that might be best for finding information about your topic.
  7. 7. HOW WILL I GET THERE? • Library Databases: • SIRS Researcher • Opposing Viewpoints in Context • Student Resources in Context Access from home: Username/Password from Librarian
  8. 8. HOW WILL I GET THERE? • Internet: • Google (http://www.google.com) • Yahoo (http://yahoo.com) • Duck Duck Go (http://duckduckgo.com) • Hakia (http://hakia.com)
  9. 9. HOW GOOD IS THE INFORMATION? • Author • Publisher • Objectivity • Links from • Date • Accuracy • Evidence • Links to Source: http://21cif.com/ctd/authority-tutorial.html
  10. 10. HOW WILL I ETHICALLY USE THE INFORMATION? •Paraphrase! •Use direct quotes! •Cite your sources!
  11. 11. MLA CITATION HELP • Copy/paste citations from databases! • Use NoodleTools! • Consult resources like Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)! • Ask your teacher or Mrs. Plese! @KatiePlese or katie.plese@chsd117.org

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