Melanie Parlette-Stewart BA, MLISProgram Liaison, Engineering, IT, Trades + ApprenticeshipIntroduction to Research forEffe...
Why am I here?1. Improve your search skills through “pre-searching” and “re-searching” to refinekeyword strategies2. Locat...
Off-Campus AccessPIN NUMBERS - You can use your PIN to:• Access resources from Off-Campus• Renew a book, place a hold• Rev...
YOUR Research GuideKey Tabs:• Articles from Databases• Books . . .• Cite Your Sources• Contact UsLRC Homepage  Research H...
Types of SourcesWhat’s the Difference?Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals• Scholarly research or projects....
Types of Websites•Blogs•Commercial Websites•Educational Websites•News Websites•Forum Website•Content WebsiteSocial Network...
The CRAAP TestC urrencyThe timeliness of the informationR elevanceThe importance of the information for your needsA uthori...
The CRAAP Test
Let’s Re/search:Don’t forgetto Re/Search: Full Text Date Source Type Subject
Today’s Research Topic is….• What safety practices areimportant when using a bandsaw?
Finding A Source to Answer YourQuestion• Where do we begin?–Google–Wikipedia–Other suggestions…
LIBRARY as a GATEWAY• The LRC is a gateway to a variety of qualityresources for your College studies
LIBRARY as a GATEWAYAdhesiveBand SawGrainVeneerJointDowelFurniture Repair
LIBRARY as a GATEWAYBand Saw andSafety• Date Range? (narrow by last 5 years)• Source Type? Are you looking for a print boo...
SearchingTips:• Select “Full Text”• Narrow by Date• Determine appropriate sourcetype• Consider narrowing by subject
Looking at a book . . .Bring your student card tocheck out Print Booksfrom the library.
Browsing Woodworking magazines. . .Browse current issues orsearch for topics in eachof these magazines.
Browsing Woodworking magazines. . .Woodworker’s Journal:Browse current issues or searchfor topics in each of thesemagazine...
Tips for finding articles…• Brainstorm your keywords• Related Terms• Synonyms• Be specific• Limiting your search results• ...
Citing our SourcesIts important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons: To show your reader youve ...
Let’s Cite our Sources:Don’t forget to check thestyle guides to makesure your citation iscorrect!
SummaryResearching using the LRC Use Discovery Search first www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc After that, try a relevant Researc...
Questions
 Visit the Service Desk (2B18) Email or Phone Instant MessagingNeed Help?
HRM 1130 - Effective Supervision - Conestoga College Information Literacy Session
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  • You have an assignment coming up that requires you to do research and using quality resources is key to completing this successfullyIt is recommended that you evaluate the sources that you want to use to assure that you are choosing the best onesMy name is Melanie Parlette-Stewart and I work in the library and have education and training in Research and Libraries and it’s my job to help you make the most of the Library’s resourcesBy learning how to evaluate resources you will be better able to source appropriate resources in your assignmentWe’re going to go over how to evaluate resources. I’m going to provide you with some tools on this and we’re going to practice as a groupToday we will cover why you need to evaluate resources, how we can do this and where you can get help
  • Student ID and PIN overview
  • Student ID and PIN overview
  • Blogs:Commercial:Educational:News:Forum:Online forums or message boards are websites where like-minded people come together and discuss everything related to their industry, or any other topic like sports, music, or politics.Content:
  • This will depend on the group of students and their assignment
  • We could find out all about this using Wikipedia, right?Perhaps start with Wikipedia – to get them to understand where you’re going with this, say “Wikipedia works for day-to-day questions, but why can’t you use just Wikipedia for all your research needs?” You’re looking for them to understand that a single source, regardless of what it is, is not enough for their research, even if it seems to provide all the answers they need…because it’s providing just one perspective, one author’s viewpoint. Facts may have been excluded or modified. You have to use a variety of sources to ensure you’ve got the best information, and the broadest perspective.List potential sources on the screen or on the board – the ones students suggest and you suggest will depend on the research topic
  • Do a quick search for your question, together. Have students look at the first page of results and see if they intuitively know the best from the worst (this can be just by the names of the links and their domain suffixes, or you could pick one or two (one good, one bad) and present the question openly (“Do you think this website is trustworthy, or not? Why or why not? Think about it and then we’ll discuss it.”). You could also do this with preselected websites which you lead students to with links. After the open discussion, present the CAARS/CRAAP acronym to fill in additional considerations. Could also do this in reverse, using the CAARS evaluation tool up front [depends on timing and audience]
  • Do a quick search for your question, together. Have students look at the first page of results and see if they intuitively know the best from the worst (this can be just by the names of the links and their domain suffixes, or you could pick one or two (one good, one bad) and present the question openly (“Do you think this website is trustworthy, or not? Why or why not? Think about it and then we’ll discuss it.”). You could also do this with preselected websites which you lead students to with links. After the open discussion, present the CAARS/CRAAP acronym to fill in additional considerations. Could also do this in reverse, using the CAARS evaluation tool up front [depends on timing and audience]
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Describe what the Discovery Service is and what it doesLibrary subscribes to 1000s of electronic journals, 1000s of ebooks, tons of specialized databases and we still have lots of those crazy things called books.We have a special search engine that helps you discover what the library has to offerRather than getting a mixed bag of results from Google that you aren’t sure what the true source is this will help you retrieve results that are appropriate for the assignments you will complete at the College level. Here are mine: learning and multi-taskinggSpell one of the words incorrectly to show the “did you mean”Learning and multi-taskinggHighlight any of the limiters and features you feel appropriate e.g. subject limiters, full-text online, catalogue for books and e-books, etc.Peer Reviewed: Scholarly research or projects.  Illustrations are usually charts and graphs. Authors are authorities in their field. Often professors or researchers. Peer review process is in place where the content of an article is reviewed by one or more experts in the field. Date2010Subject –multitasking“Check for Full Text” show and Regular itemShow how to access the full-text and save the information about the article for citing and sharingPDFDownloadSaveE-MailCitingCiting allows us to clearly direct our instructors and fellow students to the source where we found our informationThis is key in avoiding plagiarism. We need to give credit where credit is due
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Segway – The Library provides lots of print and online information that can be classed as “better” information: published, edited, scholarly, sometimes peer-reviewed. Google is great for finding the free stuff, and we’ve seen that there can be quality info found through a search for free information. But the library specializes in providing more information to you – the kind that usually you have to pay for. Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • Discuss the above as the two principle ways to find information through the library.Direct students to go the LRC homepage to get started. Proceed with search examples without additional slides.
  • HRM 1130 - Effective Supervision - Conestoga College Information Literacy Session

    1. 1. Melanie Parlette-Stewart BA, MLISProgram Liaison, Engineering, IT, Trades + ApprenticeshipIntroduction to Research forEffective Supervision in WoodworkingUsing the Library Resource CentreMay 2013
    2. 2. Why am I here?1. Improve your search skills through “pre-searching” and “re-searching” to refinekeyword strategies2. Locate various types of resources to balance your research with high qualityinformation from the LRC’s collections3. Discover resources to assist you in creating proper citations
    3. 3. Off-Campus AccessPIN NUMBERS - You can use your PIN to:• Access resources from Off-Campus• Renew a book, place a hold• Review your accountVisit the LRC toget your PIN.Don’t forget to bring yourstudent card with the 2013sticker on it!
    4. 4. YOUR Research GuideKey Tabs:• Articles from Databases• Books . . .• Cite Your Sources• Contact UsLRC Homepage  Research Help  Engineering OR Trades Woodworking Technology + Manufacturing
    5. 5. Types of SourcesWhat’s the Difference?Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals• Scholarly research or projects.• Illustrations are usually charts and graphs.• Authors are authorities in their field. Oftenprofessors or researchers.• Peer review process is in place where thecontent of an article is reviewed by one ormore experts in the field.Examples: Industry and Innovation and Journalof Materials Processing Technology• General interest articles, entertainment, orinformation aimed at the consumer. Usuallycolour photographs and illustrations.• Articles are usually written by magazinestaff, freelance writers, or may beanonymous.• No peer review or refereeing process.Examples:Wired, Popular Mechanics• Industry related information, news andtrends. Some illustrations.• Authors are industry experts, professionals,or practitioners who are not alwaysidentified• Typically no peer review or refereeingprocess.Examples: Cabinetmaker and Wood and WoodProducts
    6. 6. Types of Websites•Blogs•Commercial Websites•Educational Websites•News Websites•Forum Website•Content WebsiteSocial Networks, Government, Advocacy, Counterfeit . . .
    7. 7. The CRAAP TestC urrencyThe timeliness of the informationR elevanceThe importance of the information for your needsA uthorityThe source of the informationA ccuracyThe reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of theinformationP urposeThe reason the information existsWhat’s a credible source?• There may be times when you don’t know exactly where yourresource fits.• This test can help you determine if your information is reliable.• Depending on the question you are asking, different part of thecriteria might be more important than others.
    8. 8. The CRAAP Test
    9. 9. Let’s Re/search:Don’t forgetto Re/Search: Full Text Date Source Type Subject
    10. 10. Today’s Research Topic is….• What safety practices areimportant when using a bandsaw?
    11. 11. Finding A Source to Answer YourQuestion• Where do we begin?–Google–Wikipedia–Other suggestions…
    12. 12. LIBRARY as a GATEWAY• The LRC is a gateway to a variety of qualityresources for your College studies
    13. 13. LIBRARY as a GATEWAYAdhesiveBand SawGrainVeneerJointDowelFurniture Repair
    14. 14. LIBRARY as a GATEWAYBand Saw andSafety• Date Range? (narrow by last 5 years)• Source Type? Are you looking for a print book or tradepublication• Subject? Use the subject check boxes to narrow your search• Looking for books in print or online? Try checking “Catalogueonly”
    15. 15. SearchingTips:• Select “Full Text”• Narrow by Date• Determine appropriate sourcetype• Consider narrowing by subject
    16. 16. Looking at a book . . .Bring your student card tocheck out Print Booksfrom the library.
    17. 17. Browsing Woodworking magazines. . .Browse current issues orsearch for topics in eachof these magazines.
    18. 18. Browsing Woodworking magazines. . .Woodworker’s Journal:Browse current issues or searchfor topics in each of thesemagazines.Let’s “Search within thispublication” for:table saw safetyWe can also browse issues from+2013:Vol. 37 Issue 1 - Feb2013
    19. 19. Tips for finding articles…• Brainstorm your keywords• Related Terms• Synonyms• Be specific• Limiting your search results• Too many results?• Narrow by date• Add additional keywords using the AND operator• Narrow by publication type i.e. Scholarly / Peer Reviewed• Too few results?•Check your spelling• Use synonyms• Combine keywords using OR operator• Try another database
    20. 20. Citing our SourcesIts important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons: To show your reader youve done proper research by listing sources youused to get your information To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers andacknowledging their ideas To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing themaccurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography orreference list
    21. 21. Let’s Cite our Sources:Don’t forget to check thestyle guides to makesure your citation iscorrect!
    22. 22. SummaryResearching using the LRC Use Discovery Search first www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc After that, try a relevant Research Help guide for links to even more resources tosearch http://exploreguides.conestogac.on.ca/wood It’s important to “Cite Our Sources” Remember no ‘citation generator’ is ever perfect Check it manually using the Writing Centre’s resources for your Citations Style. www.conestogac.on.ca/learningcommons/resources/writing.jsp
    23. 23. Questions
    24. 24.  Visit the Service Desk (2B18) Email or Phone Instant MessagingNeed Help?

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