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  • How you can help them and how they can find you – leads into the ISEMP introduction
  • This can be amended to reflect a specific assignment they are working towards or that information could be added verbally.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Telecom wireless network capacity Narrow Source Type Date
  • 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]
  • This page links to the Contact Us page by clicking on the screen shot of Contact Us.
  • Itct year1 mitchell

    1. 1. ITCTSMART START
    2. 2. I AM . . .Melanie ParletteProgram Liaison for School of Engineering and Information Technologymparlette@conestogac.on.ca
    3. 3. TODAY we will…• Locate our Research Guide on the LRC website• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search and create a list of relevant results• Perform a search using IEEE Xplore• Locate the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style
    4. 4. Pin NumbersYou can use your PIN to: • Access resources from Off-Campus • Renew a book, place a hold • Review your account
    5. 5. YOUR Research GuideLRC Homepage  Research Help  Engineering  ITCT
    6. 6. ONLINE DATABASES andLibrary Discovery Individual Databases Discovery Search• Databases are usually organized • Searches majority of LRC’s by major subject i.e. nursing, databases all at once business, etc • Benefit: you just search—simple• Benefit: use advanced search and convenient tools to find millions of • Detriment: You don’t get the trustworthy, subject-specific specific treatment and advanced resources Detriment: you have to search capabilities of individual choose and search multiple databases. databases• Use your Research Guide to discover these!
    7. 7. Cloud Computing• Let’s Brainstorm!
    8. 8. LIBRARY as a GATEWAY• The LRC is a gateway to a variety of quality resources for your College studies Tips: 1.Refine to Full Text 2.Refine by Date 3.Select Source Types 4.Select Subjects 5.Export to Refworks
    9. 9. 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 or referencelist
    10. 10. Sign up for a New Account
    11. 11. Refworks Research Topic One Topic Two
    12. 12. Refworks & IEEE
    13. 13. Importing to RefWorks1. Export database direct to RefWorks2. Sign in to RefWorks if not already logged in3. View last imported folder4. *New Folder “Name your folder”5. Check new reference6. Add to new folder
    14. 14. Creating a WorksCited• Click “Create a bibliography”• Select Output style manager• Select “IEEE Communication Magazine”(found under Conestoga College Specific) asOutput Style• File Type “Word for Windows”• References to include “Folder Name”
    15. 15. Searching Databases IEEE ASPP Specialized subject database Tips: 1.Only show Full Text Results 2.Narrow by Topic 3.Narrow by Date 4.Export to Refworks
    16. 16. Choosing Better Sources • How can you tell trustworthy information (the “better” information) from less-trustworthy information (“worse” information)?The CRAAP Test • Currency The timeliness of the information • Relevance The importance of the information for your needs • Authority The source of the information • Accuracy The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information • Purpose The reason the information exists
    17. 17. Activity• What did I learn today that was useful?• What would I like to learn more about?
    18. 18. Today We…• Searched LRC Resources including the Discovery Tool and IEEE• Used RefWorks to create a bibliography
    19. 19. HELP AT THE LIBRARY instant messaging information service email or phone

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