Engaging withacademic information               POLI 347 The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Crisis, War, &                  Peace ...
How big is the internet?                           2
One Trillion URLs     +++…                    3
Research = hard work
How many of you use Google?
Lesson 1: the web is not neutral
Lesson 2: Google doesn’t find everything
Lesson 3: academic work requires the right tools
Joining the scholarly conversation                     Evaluating                    information       Finding            ...
Tools for understanding academic conversations
Have you ever edited an article?
Understanding academic conversations•   Course syllabi•   Textbooks•   Encyclopedias and handbooks•   Country profiles•   ...
Encyclopedias and handbooks• Gale Virtual Reference Library  – Contains:     •   Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim Worl...
Country profiles• Europa World Plus• Economist Intelligence Unit• Various rankings/indicators
Current journals
Article databases• International Bibliography of the Social Sciences• PAIS International• Middle Eastern & Central Asian S...
The literature continuum
Professional advice
Regardless of the source, read critically!
Understanding academic conversations•   Course syllabi•   Textbooks•   Encyclopedias and handbooks•   Country profiles•   ...
Skills check: where would you find…
Access point for all materials & services         www.mcgill.ca/library
Subject guide
…in sum…1. The web isn’t neutral2. Google doesn’t find everything3. Academic work requires the right tools
Research = hard work
It’s up to YOU to pursue guidance from:•   Library materials•   Librarians•   Professors•   TAs
Why stop here? www.mcgill.ca/library/library-support/orientation/
Why stop here?                   McGill Library                     from the                 Palm of Your Hand            ...
What are your questions?
Thank you!megan.fitzgibbons@mcgill.ca(514) 398-4696
Credits• Slide 2: Pargeter by b_d_solis  http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/1411905457/.  License: Attribution 2.0 Ge...
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Academic information for POLI 341 and 347
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Academic information for POLI 341 and 347

367 views

Published on

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
367
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Ask students to find their liaison librarian.
  • Besides access to the library catalogue – lots of other things to find on the library’s homepagehighlight a few important links (e.g. opening hours, room bookings, borrowing from mcgill/other libraries)Also many shortcuts to things we have already seen: Course Materials tab, My Library Account link
  • Want more? Attend all 3 (tour + 2 workshops) and win great prizes!(Fill out the today’s sign-in sheet, get your sticker, and when you’re done all 3, bring in your Orientation bookmark/ballot to bring it to any library branch to get a free USB key and a chance to win an iPad2!)ToursTake a library tour to find things like:1.      How do I check out a book?2.      How do I borrow a laptop?3.      How do I print in the library?  Getting Started:1.       How do I find stuff at the library?2.       How do I find my course readings?3.       How do I access electronic resources? Finding the Right Stuff1.      How do I start my paper?2.      How do I find journal articles?3       How do I develop a good search strategy? 
  • [Show only between Mon Aug 29-Thurs Sept 22 (last session)]Have an e-reader, smartphone, or iPad? Another workshop to check out is:“McGill Library from the palm of your hand”From the Library’s mobile website and catalogue, to downloadable e-books, journal articles, audiobooks and music, you can take your Library on the go with you. Bring your smartphone, iPad or e-book reader to this workshop and let us show you how to access library resources and services on it.(E-readers are also available for borrowing from the library)
  • Academic information for POLI 341 and 347

    1. 1. Engaging withacademic information POLI 347 The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Crisis, War, & Peace September 13, 2011
    2. 2. How big is the internet? 2
    3. 3. One Trillion URLs +++… 3
    4. 4. Research = hard work
    5. 5. How many of you use Google?
    6. 6. Lesson 1: the web is not neutral
    7. 7. Lesson 2: Google doesn’t find everything
    8. 8. Lesson 3: academic work requires the right tools
    9. 9. Joining the scholarly conversation Evaluating information Finding Academic information integrity Scholarship
    10. 10. Tools for understanding academic conversations
    11. 11. Have you ever edited an article?
    12. 12. Understanding academic conversations• Course syllabi• Textbooks• Encyclopedias and handbooks• Country profiles• Current journals• Article databases• Guides for student writers
    13. 13. Encyclopedias and handbooks• Gale Virtual Reference Library – Contains: • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa • Historical Atlas of the Islamic World• Blackwell Reference• A Political & Economic Dictionary of the Middle East• Encyclopedia of Political Science
    14. 14. Country profiles• Europa World Plus• Economist Intelligence Unit• Various rankings/indicators
    15. 15. Current journals
    16. 16. Article databases• International Bibliography of the Social Sciences• PAIS International• Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
    17. 17. The literature continuum
    18. 18. Professional advice
    19. 19. Regardless of the source, read critically!
    20. 20. Understanding academic conversations• Course syllabi• Textbooks• Encyclopedias and handbooks• Country profiles• Current journals• Article databases• Guides for student writers
    21. 21. Skills check: where would you find…
    22. 22. Access point for all materials & services www.mcgill.ca/library
    23. 23. Subject guide
    24. 24. …in sum…1. The web isn’t neutral2. Google doesn’t find everything3. Academic work requires the right tools
    25. 25. Research = hard work
    26. 26. It’s up to YOU to pursue guidance from:• Library materials• Librarians• Professors• TAs
    27. 27. Why stop here? www.mcgill.ca/library/library-support/orientation/
    28. 28. Why stop here? McGill Library from the Palm of Your Hand Workshop
    29. 29. What are your questions?
    30. 30. Thank you!megan.fitzgibbons@mcgill.ca(514) 398-4696
    31. 31. Credits• Slide 2: Pargeter by b_d_solis http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/1411905457/. License: Attribution 2.0 Generic• Slide 4: Data from P. Gil, "What is the invisible web?" Dec. 2010. Schematic by N. Tann, Goshen College, March 2011.• Slide 13: Wikipedia image copyright Wikimedia foundation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia-logo-en- big.png• Slide 12: Chocolate tools by By JanneM http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannem/3312116875/ License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

    ×